Indonesia may begin receiving Russian Sukhoi Su-35 jets this year

Indonesian Ambassador to Russia Mohamad Wahid Supriyadi told Russian news agency TASS that deliveries of ordered Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets to Indonesia may begin this year.

“You know, this is a technical issue because the agreement has already been signed. The talk is about its implementation technically because the scheme itself is quite new for us,” Supriyadi said as quoted by TASS.

“As you know, this scheme envisages an exchange of some products for other products and I very much hope that it will be implemented in the near future. I hope that this may take place this year,” he added.

When asked about United States government’s position on the sale, the Indonesian ambassador said “the government has already made a decision for itself and this is an internal issue, an issue of national interests and the decision will naturally be made by us.”