A Russian Su-35 performs during the MAKS-2013 international aviation and space show in the city of Zhukovsky near Moscow, Russia, Aug. 27, 2013. (Xinhua/Shen Jinke)
MOSCOW, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- Sudan is seeking to buy Russia's advanced Su-30 and Su-35 fighters, RIA Novosti news agency reported Saturday, citing Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.
He said Sudanese and Russian officials discussed the possibility of warplane sales earlier this week in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi, where he met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Thursday.
"We do not intend to carry out aggression abroad, but we want to protect our country," he told RIA Novosti, adding that Sudan is also interested in Russia's S-300 air defense system, missile boats and minesweepers.
It remains unclear whether any arms supply deal has been reached.
According to a Kremlin transcript of the Putin-Bashir meeting, Russia agreed to help Sudan re-equip its armed forces and Khartoum will send more military attaches to Moscow.