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MOSCOW, February 15 (Itar-Tass) — Former Soviet republics become Russia’s active competitors in the military and technical sphere,Mikhail Dmitriyev, director of the Federal Service for Military -Technical Cooperation told reporters on Wednesday.
“The republics of the former Soviet Union become Russia’s serious rivals in some areas of military and technical cooperation and this is an ascending trend,” he said.
Among other competitors on the world arms market Dmitriyev named Eastern European countries and Israel, in particular as far as modernization of the Soviet era weapons systems and hardware is concerned.
“China also pursues a more active policy on the global arms market,” he said.