Vladimir Putin of Russia displayed Russian armaments at a military exhibition. Meanwhile, the UK said the Kremlin was likely planning a “referendum” vote for the Donetsk region to join Russia.
On Monday, Russia’s “Army 2022” military expo began with displays of military equipment and demonstration flights over the Moscow area.
In his remarks to the gathering, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that Moscow was willing to share its weapons with its partners in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
At the forum’s opening ceremony, Putin declared that “[We] are ready to offer our allies the most modern types of weapons, from small arms to armored vehicles and artillery to combat aviation and unmanned aerial vehicles.”
He said, “Almost all of them have been used more than once in real combat operations.”
The event was attended by delegates from 72 various countries, according to Russian official media.
Nearly six months after beginning an invasion of Ukraine, where Russia has seen several military losses, Putin made his remarks.
Russian losses in the conflict, according to Western analysts, may have an impact on the country’s exports of weapons.
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