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Venezuela seeking an additional 12 Sukhoi fighter jets from Russia

Saturday, October 31st 2015 - 06:51 UTC
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Venezuela will allocate $480 million to upgrade its Sukhoi fighter jets from Russia. “President Nicolas Maduro just authorized the payment of $480 million so that the service life of our Sukhoi planes and continue to fulfill their duty and give protection to the Venezuelan airspace,” Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez was quoted, by Moscow's Sputnik news agency on Thursday. Read full article

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  • Clyde15

    From where are the getting the money ?

    Oct 31st, 2015 - 10:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • falklandlad

    SAS available to replicate a Pebble Island raid on existing and these ones?

    Oct 31st, 2015 - 10:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mendoza Canadian

    So he is selling the gold reserves to buy war planes, but can't afford toilet paper and basic food stuffs for the people of the country. And don't think for one minute he won't use those planes against his own people.

    Oct 31st, 2015 - 12:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    Of course a standard 10% will be paid by Russia to an undisclosed bank account to seal the deal.

    Oct 31st, 2015 - 01:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @3 Mendoza Canadian

    He may well use them against his own people, but starting a war with Guyana over a land dispute that was settled a hundred years or more ago, is what he actually believes will distract the population from the lack of basic food stuffs and other items.

    The people of Venezuela can only hope that they lose this war, and that the rest of the world is generous enough to feed them.

    And they would lose any war, because regardless of the lack of support of Guyana regarding the Falkland Islands, they are still a member of the Commonwealth, and the UK would certainly step in to assist if asked.

    And the USA certainly don't want Venezuela (or Cuba for that matter) expanding its influence and rotten socialist hell any further than they have already, so the USA may just send a few planes down there to swot the annoying Venezuelan flies.

    Oct 31st, 2015 - 03:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    They must really be afraid of Guyana! lol!
    What a waste of money,
    Venezuela, put your own house in order before spending up on toys.

    Oct 31st, 2015 - 08:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Self-Determination

    I wonder how his argentine ally hoare will take this Militariation of the South Americas????

    Nov 01st, 2015 - 08:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Like most dictators, they will push and push, as long as they can get away with it,
    or do anything to distract the masses.

    Nov 01st, 2015 - 08:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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