Forgot password?
submarines shipbuilding Black Sea Fleet exercise Pacific Fleet Russian Navy Northern Fleet strategy cooperation Ukraine visits Russia piracy missiles trials Sevastopol history Sevmash presence contracts drills Baltic Fleet industry incident anti-piracy shipyards Gulf of Aden frigate training Somalia India developments reforms opinion Borei procurements policy Russia - India aircraft carrier Crimea arms exports USA St. Petersburg France tests financing Bulava Yury Dolgoruky US Navy Serdiukov cruise Mediterranean Zvezdochka NATO innovations United Shipbuilding Corporation Indian Navy Medvedev Arctic agreements commission Admiralteyskie Verfi Admiral Gorshkov Vladivostok Mistral accident hijacking corvettes overhaul Admiral Kuznetsov anniversary Russia - France Vysotsky Rosoboronexport ceremony event Yantar Severomorsk negotiations defense order conflict aircraft China deployment naval aviation investigations Black Sea Putin Varyag coast guard Novorossiysk Vikramaditya landing craft crime Far East marines Severnaya Verf meeting scandals memorials traditions Syria statistics Japan escort South Korea Yasen Neustrashimy tenders Marshal Shaposhnikov Admiral Chabanenko convoys Ukrainian Navy problems Severodvinsk Chirkov reinforcement tension firings tragedy technology Baltic Sea search and rescue Almaz Moskva frontier service Caspian Flotilla provocation hostages upgrade court Dmitry Donskoy keel laying rumors Turkey World War II death shipwreck Admiral Panteleyev Atalanta Petr Veliky helicopters Kilo class Kaliningrad Admiral Vinogradov Norway Rubin delivery launching patrols
Our friends russian navy weapons world sailing ships
Tell a friend Print version

Russian Foreign Ministry: MV Alaed Carried Syrian Helicopters after Repairs

Russian Foreign Ministry: MV Alaed Carried Syrian Helicopters after Repairs 22.06.2012
Text: Radio Svoboda
Photo: MV Alaed. newsru.com
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said that cargo ship MV Alaed was carrying three Syrian military helicopters repaired in Russia under contract signed in 2008 and air defense assets.

Information that Russia has just sold arms to Syria and it is already used in combat actions is contrary to fact, Lavrov told the Russia Today TV channel.

Earlier on, representative of Russian foreign ministry Alexander Lukashevich said that when Alaed was heading from the North Sea to Atlantic, her owner was informed about termination of insurance liability for third parties and that the ship must call at any port for examination. After that, it was decided to recall the ship back to Russia.

The Alaed issue was earlier covered by British press. Prior to that, Moscow and Washington had bitter disputes over Russia's military exports to Syria.

Back to the list

Back to news list