Indonesia has not yet notified Russia about the cancellation of the contract for the supply of the country's air force to 11 Russian Su-35 fighters. It is reported by RIA News with reference to an informed source.
According to the source, Russia did not receive any notifications from the Indonesian side about the termination of the contract for the supply of Russian fighters.
There have been no notifications about this yet.
- the agency leads the words of the source.
On the eve of Bloomberg agency reported on the alleged decision by the Indonesian authorities to terminate the contract concluded in 2018 with Russia for the supply of 11 Russian Su-35 fighters in the amount of about 1,1 billion dollars. As explained in Bloomberg, information about this was obtained from a source familiar with the situation. The reason for the refusal was called US pressure on Jakarta with the threat of imposing sanctions.
Meanwhile, the Russian Ministry of Defense informs that Russia and Indonesia have discussed the dates and venue of the Russian-Indonesian naval exercises Orruda 2020. Earlier, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that relations between Russia and Indonesia in the military sphere and in the military-technical cooperation could reach a new level, the parties could sign a strategic partnership agreement.
It should be noted that Indonesia has been purchasing Russian weapons for several years. Since 1992, Jakarta received the Su-27 and Su-30MK2 fighters and aviation means of destruction for them, Mi-17V-5, Mi-35P helicopters, BMP-3F infantry fighting vehicles, BTR-80 armored personnel carriers, Kalashnikov assault rifles of the "hundredth" series. In April last year, a contract was signed for the supply of a batch of BMP-3F infantry fighting vehicles and BT-3F armored personnel carriers.