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Venezuela to Buy More Russian T-72 Tanks

18:33 27/06/2012
MOSCOW, June 27 (RIA Novosti)
Tags: T-72 tank, Russia, Venezuela

Caracas and Moscow have agreed on the purchase of additional 100 T-72 main battle tanks by Venezuela as part of a $4-bln loan secured by the oil-rich Latin American country in 2011 to buy Russian weaponry, Russia’s Kommersant newspaper said on Wednesday.

Russia completed in March the delivery of 92 modernized T-72B1V MBTs, the Smerch multiple-launch rocket systems and other military equipment to Venezuela under a separate $2.2-bln loan secured by Chavez' government in 2010.

Venezuela is a leading importer of Russian arms. Between 2005 and 2007, Caracas signed $4 billion worth of arms deals with Russia to buy Sukhoi fighter jets, combat helicopters, and small arms.

Russian loans to Venezuela are secured by Russia’s participation in a number of joint oil projects with Caracas.

Russia's state-controlled oil giant Rosneft has recently gained access to the Carabobo 2 block for $1.2 billion paid upfront and a $1-bln loan to Venezuela's state company PDVSA.

Rosneft is also one of five Russian companies in a consortium working with PDVSA to develop the Junin Block 6 of the Orinoco belt.

 

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18:33 27/06/2012 Caracas and Moscow have agreed on the purchase of additional 100 T-72 main battle tanks by Venezuela as part of a $4-bln loan secured by the oil-rich Latin American country in 2011 to buy Russian weaponry, Russia’s Kommersant newspaper said on Wednesday.>>

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  • SirkoGreat...!!!
    01:33, 28/06/2012
    Send Venezuela thousands of the best you have and then some, missiles, tanks, planes, etc. Military might is the only thing imperialists understand.

    Two hundred years of Gringo Imperialism and exploitation of Latin America are enough...

    Viva Chavez!!!

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