Russia sent to Iraq the first batch of T-90 tanks

Russia sent to Iraq the first batch of T-90 tanks

BAGHDAD, 17 Feb — RIA Novosti. The first batch of 10 Russian T-90 tanks were shipped to Iraq from the territory of the Russian Federation will arrive to the Arab country in the near future, told RIA Novosti the head of the local defense Committee in Parliament, Hakim al-Zamili.

Earlier in February about emergency delivery to Iraq tanks T-90S has told RIA Novosti the Russian Ambassador in Baghdad Maxim Maximov. He noted that the contract of the Russian Federation with Iraq “successfully”.

“The first batch of ten Russian T-90 tanks and armoured personnel carriers were sent from the Russian territory of February 15, it will arrive on Iraqi land soon,” said al-Zamili.

According to the Deputy, the delivery of Russian tanks will lead to “strategic change in the military infrastructure of Iraq, because they have modern technology and aimed at combating terrorism.”

He noted the support of the Russian Federation in the framework of arms contracts and a long history of military-technical cooperation between the two countries. The MP said that Iraq before the change of government in 2003 was mainly relying on Russian arms.

The Russian presidential aide on military-technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin in 2017, reported the newspaper “Izvestiya” that Russia and Iraq concluded a contract for the supply of Russian T-90 tanks, established in Syria. Previously, the deliveries reported by the company-manufacturer of tanks — research and production Corporation “Uralvagonzavod”. According to the company, the party has 73 tank.

As noted by the Russian Ambassador to Iraq Maxim Maximov, Russia has supplied Iraq with a large number of military equipment, has established itself in the fighting with terrorists in Syria, in particular, helicopters Mi-35M and Mi-28N, su-25 and anti-tank systems “Kornet-e”. Maksimov expressed hope that Iraq will request delivery of s-400 “Triumph”.