Premature to talk about Yak-130 trainer aircraft deliveries to Syria

Russia is not planning thus far to deliver Yakovlev Yak-130 trainer aircraft to Syria, said Federal Military-Technical Cooperation Service Deputy Head Vyacheslav Dzirkaln.

"It would be premature to speak about aircraft deliveries to Syria at the moment," Dzirkaln, the leader of the Russian delegation to the Farnborough air show, told reporters on Monday.

He was commenting on the possibility of delivering 36 Yak-130 trainers to Syria.

Deliveries of new weapons to Syria are not being considered now," Dzirkaln said.

Russia will not deliver new weapons to Syria until the situation in and surrounding Syria stabilizes, he added.

Military-technical cooperation with Syria is limited to the implementation of earlier signed contracts, mostly contracts to repair and restore military hardware, Dzirkaln said.

Russia has assumed the obligation not to deliver weapons to countries where civil war is on, he said.

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