Zimbabwe to Buy ‘State-of-The-Art’ Russian Arms After Growing ‘Economic Muscle’


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MOSCOW (Sputnik), Sofya  Grebenkina – Zimbabwe plans to continue its defence and security cooperation with Russia, but it needs to build up funds to buy “state-of-the-art” Russian weapons, Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa told Sputnik on Tuesday.

“We have always had cooperation in the field of defence and security with Russia. This we are not abandoning … Yes, at the moment we don’t have much economic muscle to buy the things which we would want to buy from the Russian Federation, but down the line, as Zimbabwe becomes stronger in terms of its economic muscle, we should be able to buy the type of hardware, which we know the Russian Federation has and is the state-of-the-art type of equipment that they have, but we are not in a hurry”, Mnangagwa said.

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