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US Congressmen urged not to buy helicopters from Russia

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US Congressmen urged not to buy helicopters from RussiaThe United States must refuse to fulfill the contract with the Russian company Rosoboronexport for the purchase of helicopters for Afghanistan, the letter said to members of Congress.


In May, Rosoboronexport and the Ministry of Defense of the United States signed a contract for the supply of 2011 military transport helicopter Mi-21В17 to Afghanistan in the amount of 5 million dollars. The total cost of the contract, including the supply of spare parts and maintenance of helicopters, is about 367,5 million dollars. The agreement provides for the purchase of additional 900 machines for Afghans, which the Pentagon, according to previous statements, intends to use in the near future, RIA "News».

The initiator of the new letter of the administration was the Congress Democrat of Connecticut Rosa Dilauro, the document was signed by nine more of her ward colleagues representing both parties. The main objection to the conclusion of an agreement on the purchase of a new batch of helicopters was, as before, the concerns of parliamentarians that Russia supplies weapons to the Syrian authorities.

“Russia continues to supply weapons to Bashar Assad’s regime through Rosoboronexport. She continues to serve Assad as the main supplier, making possible the massacres of Syrians, ”congressmen say in a letter.

Earlier, the White House, the State Department and the Pentagon have repeatedly stated that the United States will continue to buy helicopters from Russia, since this is in the interests of both the United States and Afghanistan, and the deal itself is beneficial to all its parties. At the same time, Washington spoke positively about Russian helicopters and their fitness for work in the conditions of Afghanistan.

In 2008, the Republican administration of the USA imposed sanctions on Rosoboronexport, accusing the company of violating the non-proliferation regime and supplying weapons to Iran. The sanctions against Rosoboronexport were lifted by the administration of Democrat Barack Obama in May 2010.
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  1. klimpopov
    klimpopov 26 March 2013 10: 35
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    The US Congress is a gathering of senile southerners, who in Russia see the main enemy and nothing has changed since the days of the USSR.

    The main objection to concluding an agreement on the purchase of a new batch of helicopters was, as before, parliamentarians' fears that Russia was supplying arms to the Syrian authorities.

    Well I say senility ...
    1. queen
      queen 26 March 2013 14: 18
      +5
      Quote: klimpopov
      then Russia supplies weapons to the Syrian authorities.

      And note that it is to the legitimate authorities, and they were like bandits, and they are arming themselves
    2. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 26 March 2013 15: 01
      +4
      The USA openly finances terrorists in the same Syria and something else blathers ...
    3. donchepano
      donchepano 26 March 2013 15: 44
      +2
      Quote: klimpopov
      The main objection to concluding an agreement on the purchase of a new batch of helicopters was, as before, parliamentarians' fears that Russia was supplying arms to the Syrian authorities.


      There is no agreement with the vile Yankees, no contracts at all from the NATO military base in Ulyanovsk.
      Amerikosy-sales oath-criminals ..
      Refuse their lousy hand-drawn dollar, switch to gold settlements
      What the hell are the authorities generally doing something with these dumb fat hippos with rare exceptions
    4. Chicot 1
      Chicot 1 26 March 2013 20: 01
      +1
      Quote: klimpopov
      U.S. Congress is a gathering of marazmatik southerners

      Among congressmen-northerners, there are no less marasmatics, however ... wink
  2. afire
    afire 26 March 2013 10: 41
    +1
    "friends" - what else can you do, except pi ....?))))
    everything - your steam line is hopelessly broken))
  3. Wedmak
    Wedmak 26 March 2013 10: 42
    +6
    It’s not even insanity ... it’s some kind of brain disease. Call not to buy helicopters for the army of Afghanistan, explaining this with false information about the possibility of mass killings of the Syrians. Rave...
    1. Averias
      Averias 26 March 2013 11: 37
      +3
      Come on, the article explains everything, it has a keyword - CONGRESSUMAN - and everything is immediately clear. Interestingly, this lady will be able to distinguish a helicopter from a steam engine for example? This lady is clearly from among the friends of Hillary and the Governor of Alaska. These have already proven that they are still self-taught.
    2. WWW.budanov
      WWW.budanov 26 March 2013 12: 18
      +3
      The fact is that the department took Afghanistan and Syria for one (!) Country with President Bashar al-Assad!
  4. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 26 March 2013 10: 45
    +6
    "The main objection to the conclusion of an agreement on the purchase of a new batch of helicopters was, as before, concerns of parliamentarians that Russia is supplying weapons to the Syrian authorities."

    The main fear of the congressmen was that the firms they lobby for will receive less money, and therefore the money will not break off shit they wanted to sneeze at all the Syrians combined.
    1. vilenich
      vilenich 26 March 2013 14: 43
      +1
      Quote: Vladimirets
      The main fear of the congressmen was that the firms they lobby for will receive less money, and therefore they will not break off the money and they would shit on all Syrians combined.

      And the reason to appoint them is not a problem, they still can’t find chemical weapons in Iraq!
    2. sasha127
      sasha127 26 March 2013 16: 57
      +1
      In correctly noticed. As gavaritsa not in the eyebrow but in the eye.
  5. Victor
    Victor 26 March 2013 10: 45
    +4
    The military of any country is much more pragmatic than politicians. When it comes to the performance of combat missions, the weapon that is optimally adapted to the specific conditions of a particular combat mission is selected. For amers, the purchase of our helicopters is cheaper and more angry, because Afghans have been sitting on our equipment for more than thirty years, they don’t want another one and our technical characteristics for mountain conditions are much higher. Politicians do not care about all this, including the lives of even their soldiers, not to mention strangers. One word is Americanism.
  6. svp67
    svp67 26 March 2013 10: 48
    +1
    Yes, what a childish babble, just now the American "Prospero" needs to quickly attach "their". And how to do it - "remove" a competitor, especially since they decide it themselves ... Eh, look at the contracts regarding the refusal of the transaction ... it would be nice to impose penalties on them, 2 times more than contract.
  7. Stiletto
    Stiletto 26 March 2013 10: 49
    +1
    Yeah, and America, therefore, does not supply weapons to Syria? Oh well.
    Yes, let them choke. With our good equipment (helicopters, in particular), we will always find a buyer.
  8. JonnyT
    JonnyT 26 March 2013 10: 59
    +1
    Buy g ** but Fe))))))))

    They don’t have any money at all, so they are trying to bark their customers by barking to dissuade the buyer from purchases from the main competitor. Here you can come up with any reasons
  9. kirieeleyson
    kirieeleyson 26 March 2013 11: 00
    +1
    Another trick of mattress toppers. Finding a reason is not a problem, so let's not accept chicken from the United States, under the auspices of "supplying aid to militant groups" to Syria, which implies open US intervention in the affairs of a sovereign state. On the hands of every US citizen is the blood of innocent people who were ruined by the bandit political elite of the country. The United States is the axis of evil, the empire of evil and the world community must rally and root out this evil from the United States. Return their dollars to the US, refuse to use these pieces of paper, do not sell anything in the US and do not buy anything. Introduce a world embargo and recognize the government of this country as illegitimate. Recognize the US Armed Forces as a terrorist organization, with the leadership of this entity.
  10. Olegovi4
    Olegovi4 26 March 2013 11: 00
    +1
    Something about the use of our launch vehicles, they do not mind. And this is generally at times "worse" for them. Amers support Russian rocketry, which can swat them like flies. And then there are helicopters, and transport ones. Apparently it is good there "Sikorsky" is bashing.
  11. VadimSt
    VadimSt 26 March 2013 11: 05
    +4
    Scared! It is necessary for the deputies of the State Duma to submit a draft ban on the supply of our NK-33 rocket engines for American launch vehicles, in connection with the possibility of supplying weapons to Syrian terrorists.
    1. svp67
      svp67 26 March 2013 11: 18
      +3
      Quote: VadimSt
      It is necessary for the deputies of the State Duma to submit a draft ban on the supply of our NK-33 rocket engines




      I think it would be better to deny them the "Afghan transit" ....
  12. invictum
    invictum 26 March 2013 11: 15
    +1
    What kind of regime is Bashar al-Assad ... he is the PRESIDENT of his country .. this is the obama regime in the usa ..
    1. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 26 March 2013 14: 28
      0
      Yeah, that word pins me too. I recently watched old dock movies about the Middle East. So, since 1988, the words have already been put into use - the regime should go away ...
      1. Geisenberg
        Geisenberg 26 March 2013 15: 05
        +1
        Nice mantra, huh? It doesn’t go away so the bombs fly or the terrorist tripper flows into the country ...
  13. sens17
    sens17 26 March 2013 11: 20
    +1
    It’s just a lobby, it has a lot of sponsors from aviation
    http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/contrib.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00000615&type
    =I
  14. Slevinst
    Slevinst 26 March 2013 11: 27
    +1
    we are not in syria! In Vietnam, there wasn’t! laughing
  15. elmi
    elmi 26 March 2013 12: 26
    +2
    Judging by the screech, America is gradually turning into a pug, and we are becoming an elephant
  16. танк
    танк 26 March 2013 14: 26
    +1
    They only know about Russia "the arms race" and the "cold war", these conversations for their PR - no more !!!
  17. Geisenberg
    Geisenberg 26 March 2013 15: 03
    +1
    When will ours impose sanctions on any Northrop or Boeing?
  18. avt
    avt 26 March 2013 15: 36
    +2
    Amerovskiy helicopter builders inserted the sharpener on the senator, so he began to play in the activity, the activity depicts the development of the entered dough.
  19. darksoul
    darksoul 26 March 2013 19: 26
    +1
    The United States in its repertoire, double standards and rod ...... they themselves are not tired of carrying the dermocracy around the world .... at least rested
  20. Nevyatoy
    Nevyatoy 27 March 2013 02: 44
    +1
    Sanctions should be imposed against Rosoboronexport for the supply of military equipment to an international terrorist organization called the United States.