January 30, 2010 / 2:42 PM / 9 years ago

Libya, Russia agree 1.3 bln euro arms deal-Putin

MOSCOW, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Libya has signed a deal with Russia to buy weapons worth 1.3 billion euros ($1.8 billion), Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was on Saturday quoted as saying.

“Only yesterday we signed a contract worth 1.3 billion euros. And it’s not only small-arms,” Putin said, according to RIA Novosti.

The deal was signed after talks with a senior Libyan military official in Moscow.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin

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