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Iraqi Kurds to visit Moscow in April to talk Russian arms supplies - RIA

Kurdish peshmerga fighters prepare before leaving their base on the outskirts of Arbil in northern Iraq, on their way to the Syrian town of Kobani, October 28, 2014. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A delegation of Iraqi Kurds will visit Moscow in April to discuss Russian weapons supplies, the RIA Novosti news agency on Thursday cited the head of an Iraqi Kurd representation office in Russia as saying.

RIA on Wednesday quoted the Russian consulate in Iraq as saying Russia has already supplied weapons to Iraqi Kurds and that the first shipment had arrived on March 14.

It said the shipment had included five Zu-23-2 anti-aircraft cannons and 20,000 shells for the cannons.

Reporting by Katya Golubkova; Editing by Andrew Osborn