By John Lee.
UPI reports that Russia has started fulfilling a contract to send attack helicopters and short-range air defense systems to Iraq.
Sergei Chemezov (pictured), Chief Executive Officer of Russian Technologies (Rostec), was quoted by state news agency RIA Novosti as saying:
"The contract is being implemented, the production (of ordered equipment) has started."
Russia's weapons trade has come under scrutiny because of an ongoing relationship with the Syrian military.
(Sources: UPI, RIA Novosti)