Al-Monitor reported that the Russian Khabarovsk Krai region’s official media agency stated that the most important achievement of the military factory in the region was delivering the five Su-35 fighter jets to Egypt, out of the 24 jets that were agreed upon, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Before the delivery, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken called Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri and expressed concern about the possible purchase of Russian Su-35 fighters by Cairo. US had repeatedly warned Egypt about CAATSA.
Egypt has signed a contract with Russia to purchase 24 Su-35 aircraft for about $ 2 billion. The full fulfilment of obligations is scheduled until 2023.