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MALI GETS MORE WARPLANES, HELICOPTERS FROM RUSSIA.

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Mali’s military rulers have received more warplanes and helicopters from Russia, the latest in a series of deliveries from its new top military and political ally.

Eight planes and two helicopters were counted at a ceremony attended by Russian Ambassador, Igor Gromyko and the Head of Mali’s Junta, Colonel Assimi Goita.

Mali’s Military said the shipment included Sukhoi Su-25 attack planes designed to support ground troops, and the Czech-designed Albatros L-39.

Bamako also received Mi-8s, a Soviet-designed Russian transport helicopter fitted with weapons to defend ground troops.

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