Russians hand over equipment to Fiji military

Acting military commander Commodore Viliame Naupoto (left) shakes hands with Missile Artillery Chief Directorate Lieutenant-General Nikolay Parshin during the handing over of equipment to the Fiji military yesterday. Image: Jonacani Lalakobau/Fiji Times

By Mere Naleba in Suva

The Russian Ambassador to Fiji, Vladimir Morozov, and Russia’s head of the Missile Artillery Chief Directorate, Lieutenant-General Nikolay Parshin, have formally handed over military equipment from their government to the Republic of Fiji Military Forces.

Russian interpreter Captain Andrey Voroshilov, speaking on behalf of Lt-Gen Parshin, said at the handover yesterday the Russian government was hoping to strengthen its relationship with its Fijian counterparts.

The handover of the military equipment included a gunsmith workshop MPC-OP.1, maintenance workshop MPM-M3P, grenade launchers and grenade simulators.

Fiji’s acting military commander, Commodore Viliame Naupoto, was present to receive the assistance from the Russian government.

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