Latvia buys weapons from USA

Telegraf reports that the USA sell weapons and ammunition to Latvia.

U.S. State Department published a report on sales of American weapons abroad in 2007. The report states that the States earned 24,531 billion dollars on arms sales last year. Though the countries of the former Soviet Union are not among the major customers, the volume of their purchases is constantly growing. According to the report, Latvia purchased more than any other Baltic country – guns, ammunition, electronics, aviation equipment, total cost amounting to 4.4 million. Lithuanians’ bill was 2.5 million, and Estonians’ – 2 million dollars.

For other than political reasons, why does Latvia seem to prefer American weapons to Russian? Is that some kind of a childish game they are playing, to see how many countries can stand against the “almighty” Russia? Probably.

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