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 Russia’s Former Finance Minister Kudrin: Russian military operation in Syria costs less than “events” in Donbas

Former Finance Minister of Russia and Head of the Committee of Civil Initiatives Alexei Kudrin compared the cost of the operation of the Russian armed forces in Syria with the cost of an exercise, which was much cheaper than the "events in eastern Ukraine."

Former Finance Minister of the Russian Federation Alexei Kudrin has compared the expenditures for the Russian military operation in Syria with the ones for a large-scale exercise, Censor.NET reports citing RBK.

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"I would call these actions the extended long-term drills as far as air force backing ground troops are involved only. This is not very expensive operation. It is much cheaper than that associated with the events in eastern Ukraine," Kudrin said.

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