According to last year’s results, Turkey is included for the first time in the top five largest importers of Russian weapons, said Dmitry Shugayev, Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation of Russia, RIA Novosti reports.

“In 2019, a total of $17bn-worth [respective] contracts were signed," he added.

Currently, India, China, and Egypt are also among the largest importers of Russian weapons.

But the fifth country is not officially mentioned.