Russia Ships 30 T-72 Tanks to Yemen

Published May 24th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Russia has delivered 30 T-72 tanks to Yemen under a contract signed in March by the two sides, reported AFP Wednesday.  

The tanks, built in 1992-94, were shipped to Yemen on the eve of a visit to Sanaa by Russian Defense Minister Igor Sergeyev, Yemen Times said.  

Yemen is also keen to purchase Russia's modern SU-27 fighter aircraft, multiple-rocket launch systems and air defense units, AFP quoted Russian military chief Sergei Chemezov as saying. 

Military experts say 80-90 percent of Yemeni armed forces are equipped by Russia - (Several Sources) 


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