Russia has donated defence equipment worth RUB770 million (USD12.02 million) to the armed forces of Kyrgyzstan, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in Moscow announced on 27 November.
"The Russian MoD has donated a new consignment of military hardware, including two Mil Mi-8MT utility helicopters and two mobile P-18-2 [early-warning] radars, to the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic," said Russian Deputy Defence Minister Colonel General Alexander Fomin, pointing out that the radars were previously in Kyrgyz service and were only repaired and upgraded by Russian industry to a modern standard.
The equipment was handed over during a ceremony held the same day as the announcement at Kyrgyzstan's Kant Air Base.
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