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Germany: Gov cancels combat training deal with Russia in light of sanctions01:13

Germany: Gov cancels combat training deal with Russia in light of sanctions

Germany, berlin
August 4, 2014 at 14:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

Rheinmetall AG had its export permit for a planned combat training facility in Russia's Volga region revoked, following a German government decision to block construction of the center, confirmed a spokeperson for the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Berlin, Monday.

Alemany said that the government had made it clear that given the present situation, the export of a combat training center to Russia is "not acceptable."

The center was going to be used to train around 30,000 soldiers a year with the use of high-tech combat simulation instruments. In March, the 100 million euro ($134 million) deal was put on hold due to Crimean accession to Russia.

Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister of Germany Sigmar Gabriel cancelled the deal between Germany and Russia despite the military exercise field simulator having been approved by Germany's previous government.

Germany: Gov cancels combat training deal with Russia in light of sanctions01:13
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Rheinmetall AG had its export permit for a planned combat training facility in Russia's Volga region revoked, following a German government decision to block construction of the center, confirmed a spokeperson for the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Berlin, Monday.

Alemany said that the government had made it clear that given the present situation, the export of a combat training center to Russia is "not acceptable."

The center was going to be used to train around 30,000 soldiers a year with the use of high-tech combat simulation instruments. In March, the 100 million euro ($134 million) deal was put on hold due to Crimean accession to Russia.

Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister of Germany Sigmar Gabriel cancelled the deal between Germany and Russia despite the military exercise field simulator having been approved by Germany's previous government.

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