Putin Calls on Russia to Boost Arms Exports

July 7, 2014 8:47 PM

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Russia should boost its arms exports to help the industry upgrade and add more high-end jobs to the labor market, Russian President Vladimir Putin was quoted as saying Monday.

Russia is the focus of military tensions with the West over its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. It has also been a long-standing arms supplier to Syria and ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad, who opposition forces are seeking to oust.

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