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April 13, 1987
Zimbabwe, in a challenge to neighboring South Africa, has bought 12 Soviet MIG-29 interceptor aircraft, one of the Soviet Union's most advanced warplanes, for delivery in mid-1988, London's Sunday Telegraph reported. The newspaper quoted unidentified U.S. officials in Washington as saying Prime Minister Robert Mugabe spent his country's remaining foreign exchange reserves--$324 million--and committed future crops to get the warplanes.
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April 13, 1987
Zimbabwe, in a challenge to neighboring South Africa, has bought 12 Soviet MIG-29 interceptor aircraft, one of the Soviet Union's most advanced warplanes, for delivery in mid-1988, London's Sunday Telegraph reported. The newspaper quoted unidentified U.S. officials in Washington as saying Prime Minister Robert Mugabe spent his country's remaining foreign exchange reserves--$324 million--and committed future crops to get the warplanes.
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