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ABU DHABI, February 23. /TASS/. Russia is planning to sign a deal with Belarus to deliver twelve Russian Mi-17 helicopters to the republic, Russian state conglomerate Rostec said at an international arms show on Monday.
"As far as the exhibition is concerned, yesterday we agreed to sign a contract with Belarusians to deliver twelve Mi-17 helicopters," Rostec press service quoted the company’s head, Sergey Chemezov, as saying at the biennial International Defense Exhibition (IDEX), which started Sunday in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates.
Earlier reports said the deal had already been signed.
Chemezov told reporters that the contract would be inked by the Russian Helicopters holding company, which is subsidiary of Rostec. He did not specify the value of the deal.