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Russia, Sri Lanka in Talks on Credit Purchase of Gepard 5.1 Frigates

© Sputnik / Maksim Bogodvid / Go to the photo bankGepard 3.9 frigate floated out in Zelenodolsk. File photo
Gepard 3.9 frigate floated out in Zelenodolsk. File photo - Sputnik International
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According to Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, Russia and Sri Lanka is in talks of purchase of Gepard-class frigates.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) Russia is in talks with Sri Lanka on the credit purchase of Gepard-class Project 1166.1 frigates, the Gepard 5.1, Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) spokeswoman told Sputnik on Thursday.

"The delivery of the project Gepard 5.1 to Sri Lanka is planned on the basis of an intergovernmental agreement on providing a state export credit for its financing," Maria Vorobyeva said.

She said the issue is being addressed with government bodies including the Russian Finance Ministry.

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