Indonesia to Stick to Su-35 Deal With Russia October 21, 2018

Indonesia will keep on track on its deal with Russia on Su-35 deliveries in spite of the possibility of being subjected to US sanctions, the country's defence minister, Ryamizard Ryacudu, said in an official statement of the ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting (ADMM).

"Indonesia is looking forward to receiving [the] fighter jets soon, we are very interested in this," he said.

Ryacudu added that the ministry is currently working out the details on payment procedures with the Ministries of Finance and Commerce.

Russia and Indonesia have agreed on the sale of 11 Su-35 aircraft, with the contract valued at $1.154 billion. However, the deal could fall under CAATSA, which may lead to Washington imposing sanctions on Jakarta as a result.


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