Russia rerouted weapons destined for India and Armenia to Ukraine, Ednews informs, citing the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).
According to the Institute, Russia is reportedly attempting to reacquire components for military equipment from states to which it previously sold the equipment, including Egypt, Pakistan, Brazil, and Belarus: “The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported on November 8 that Egypt agreed in July 2023 to give Mi-8 and Mi-17 helicopter engines back to Russia after Egypt reneged on a deal to send Russia rockets. WSJ reported that Russia offered to forgive Egyptian debt and continue wheat supplies to Egypt in exchange for the engines, and that Russia also threatened to remove its arms industry advisers from Egypt if Egypt did not agree to return the engines. The WSJ reported that Egyptian shipments of about 150 engines will likely begin in December 2023.
“WSJ reported that Russia also asked Pakistan to return at least four Mi-35M helicopter engines and asked to buy back 12 decommissioned Mi-35M engines from Brazil, which Brazil reportedly refused. The WSJ reported that Belarus agreed to sell six Mi-26 helicopter engines back to Russia.”