Zimbabwe received a shipment of helicopters from the Russian Federation on Thursday (May 18). President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the CEO of the Russian state corporation “rostec” attended the function.
The aircraft will be used for patrolling, wildlife rescue, and disaster management. He lauded the handover of the equipment, saying it would increase his country’s response capability and help Zimbabwe to support neighbors like “Malawi” and “Mozambique” which are often devastated by natural disasters.
The event took place at Harare’s robert mugabe international airport. The Russian envoy to Zimbabwe was present.
According to President Mnangagwa, cooperation between nations under sanctions makes no sense.
According to the Zimbabwean presidential communications office, 12 of the 18 helicopters delivered are air ambulances, while 6 are designed for law enforcement.