MOSCOW, May 20. /TASS/. The U.S and Western countries are trying to oust Russia from the arms market by spreading fakes among partners about the allegedly low combat capability of its weaponry, Alexander Mikheyev, CEO of Rosoboronexport, told reporters at the HeliRussia-2022 exhibition.
Rosoboronexport is Russia’s state arms seller, part of the state tech corporation Rostec.
"Now the Internet and foreign media are teeming with fakes. The American and Western propaganda machines against Russia are working at full capacity to discredit our country, the army, our military equipment. They are making attempts to oust Russia from the arms market, declaring to our partners about the allegedly low combat capability of Russian weapons," Mikheev said.
Rosoboronexport CEO noted that opponents begin to spread such fakes if they have nothing to be proud of themselves.
"We know the truth: our military equipment, ground, combat aircraft and helicopters, air defense systems and systems are reliable, powerful, combat-ready, confidently confirm their characteristics," he added.