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Moscow, Caracas Complete Negotiations on 12 Su-30 Fighter Jets Deal

© AP Photo / Juan Carlos HernandezVenezuela's two Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets
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A deal over selling 12 Su-30 fighter jets from Russia to Venezuela is about to be conducted.

SANTIAGO (Sputnik) – Moscow is expecting a response from Caracas on the commercial offer of selling 12 Su-30 fighter jets, the deputy head of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation said.

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"The according negotiations have been held and the customer has been given an offer. We're expecting a response from our Venezuelan parnters," Anatoly Punchuk told RIA Novosti in an interview on the sidelines of an arms exhibition in Chile.

In November, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro confirmed the intention to buy 12 new Su-30 fighter jets for multiple purposes, including the fight against drug trafficking, particularly from Colombia

Russia supplied 24 Su-30 jets to Venezuela between 2006 and 2008.

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