In the Kremlin do not have any information on the Russian arms supplies to Iraqi Kurds. About this to journalists on Thursday, March 17, reported the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov, reports TASS.
“I did not comment on this topic, no information in this regard. This is without any comments,” he said in response to a request to explain reports of autonomy supply of Russian weapons and possible continuation of the cooperation of the Iraqi Kurds and Moscow.
That Russia has supplied to the Iraqi Kurdistan, the party of five anti-aircraft installations ZU-23-2, in comments to RIA Novosti reported attaché of the Russian Consulate General in Erbil Artem Grigoryan. According to him, the weapons were handed over to Kurdish militia on 14 March in the presence of senior Russian diplomats, including Russian Ambassador to Iraq and Consul General. Also the Kurds was supplied to 20 thousand rounds.
This information the Agency also commented on the Center for analysis of world arms trade. “Transferring party anti-aircraft installations ZU-23-2 units of the Iraqi Kurds to allow them to be effective local air defense, destroy a wide range of low-flying targets, including warplanes, helicopters and drones,” — said the official representative of the organization.