A Russian trade representative in Hungary said yesterday that Russia was ready to compete in the expected tender for a new Hungarian fighter — joining a competition with U.S., French, and Swedish companies. The official said that Russia would propose to modernize 30 Hungarian MiG-21 jets while also selling Hungary some of the latest Sukhoi fighters in the Su-27/37/39 series. All would be equipped in accordance with NATO standards. (RIA Novosti, May 8)
State of Emergency in Vladivostok.