• circuscritic
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    3 months ago

    Russia’s share of the global arms export market was in a gradual decline before Ukraine, and it’s been in a virtual freefall post invasion.

    This is the kind of PR they need for the long term financial survival of their big ticket weapons programs. So whether they can spare these planes militarily, might be a secondary consideration behind financial longevity concerns.