Russian vendors stand by the tent of Russian arms manufacturers at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference in the United Arab Emirates on February 20, 2023.
Abu Dhabi – In the United Arab Emirates today the international arms fair IDEX, which is one of the largest in the world, began. The fair lasts five days. Around 130,000 visitors are expected to visit it. Weapons at the fair are also being offered by Russia, which launched a military invasion of Ukraine about a year ago.
The fair is held every two years in Abu Dhabi. This year, around 1,350 companies should exhibit their goods there. Russia, which faces extensive Western sanctions over its attack on Ukraine, is offering a range of products at the fair, from Kalashnikov assault rifles to missile systems, the AP agency wrote.
Abu Dhabi Fair they often host persons who may be considered problematic by Western countries. In 2019 and 2021, for example, he was visited by Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who is an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin and is heavily involved in the war in Ukraine, AP pointed out.