Russia supplies S-300PS air defense missile systems to Kazakhstan free of charge

Russia supplies S-300PS air defense missile systems to Kazakhstan free of charge

Russia delivered its S-300PS air defense missile systems to Kazakhstan free of charge, the Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said at a meeting with his Kazakh counterpart Imangali Tasmagambetov in Astana.

"We are paying special attention to development of the Russian-Kazakh ties in the field of air missile defense. We have delivered the S-300PS air missile defense systems and missiles for them to Kazakhstan free of charge with an aim to strengthen the unified regional air missile defense system," Shoigu said.

According to him, the defense industries of Russia and Kazakhstan have good prospects for cooperation. "Our priority is to create a common reliable defense potential capable of withstanding any challenges and threats," TASS cited him as saying.

Shoigu added that the Russian Defense Ministry was ready to help Kazakhstan in all questions of military construction.

The Russian Defense Minister has arrived in Kazakhstan to participate in a conference of defense ministers of countries members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

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