` US Sanctions Causing Pentagon a Problem with Components for Russian Mi-17 Helicopters in Afghanistan ‘

#AceWorldNews – WASHINGTON – May 07 – The Pentagon now sees no alternative to the use of Russian Mi-17 helicopters in Afghanistan, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey told Senate on Tuesday.

The US now had no alternative, though it continued to search for one, he said.

According to Dempsey, possible sanctions against the Russian company Rosoboronexport that supplies the helicopters would temporarily leave the Afghan army without its aviation component, which arises concern.

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