Argentina suspended negotiations on the purchase of Russian MiG-29 fighters until the end of the presidential election in the country. This was announced by Deputy Director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Anatoly Punchuk, RIA Novosti reports.
“They are slowed down and cannot move on, because they understand that today's agreements may not be implemented further,” Punchuk said, calling such a move logical.
It is noted that after the presidential election in Argentina, negotiations may resume, and specifics may appear on the issue of buying fighter jets.
Argentina sent to Russia a request for a possible purchase of MiG-29 fighters in 2017. In response, Russia submitted a quotation.
The MiG-29 is a fourth-generation multi-role fighter, was first put into operation in the USSR in 1983 and is still in service, remaining a fairly effective combat vehicle. According to information from open sources, the Ukrainian Air Force has 37 such fighters.