THE DELIVERY OF SPECIAL EQUIPMENT TO THE DRA, CC CPSU POLITBURO MEETINGCITATION SHARE DOWNLOAD
get citationThis document approves military aid to Afghanistan, consisting of radios, pistols rifles, and armored personal carriers."The Delivery of Special Equipment to the DRA, CC CPSU Politburo meeting" April 21, 1978, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, N. I. Marchuk "Neob”yavlennaya voina v Afganistane : ofitsial’naya versiya i uroki pravdy” Moscow “Luch”, 1993, p. 80 RTsKhDS CC CPSU Special Folder d. 3, t. 2, l. 193. Translated for CWIHP by Gary Goldberg. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/113139
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The Soviet government has granted this request and has found it possible to deliver to Afghanistan free of charge 45 BTR-65 PB armored personnel carriers with ammunition; 26 combat radios for border troops; 10,000 Kalashnikov rifles (AK); and 5,000 Makarov pistols (PM) with ammunition, totalling about 6.3 million rubles.