Afghanistan plans to buy Russian planes for army
Afghanistan.ru - 20.5.2013
On the eve, Afghanistan’s National Security Council adopted a decision to buy 5 An-74 Russian transport planes for the Defence Ministry.
During a recent meeting headed by President Hamid Karzai, Afghan Defence Minister Bismillah Mohammadi urged the government to take immediate measures to allocate money for buying aircraft.
The country’s Finance Ministry was instructed to allocate $100 million to equip the armed forces with 5 Russian-made aircraft, Afghan media reported quoting presidential press service.