Russia sought to retrieve parts from defence systems it had exported to some of its allies as the war in Ukraine continues to deplete the Kremlin’s stocks, it has been claimed.
Pakistan, Egypt, Belarus and Brazil are among the countries a delegation representing Vladimir Putin‘s nation went to throughout the year in a bid to acquire back engines for the choppers Russia lost during the ongoing war, a report by the Wall Street Journal has claimed.
The report claimed Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah Al Sisi was asked in April to give back to the Kremlin more than 100 engines from Russian helicopters – a request he is claimed to have agreed to.
And Belarus reportedly sold six Mi-26 heavy-transport engines back to Moscow, one of the sources who spoke to the Journal claimed.
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