XXXVIII, No 6, 23/03/2020
On or off? Conflicting reports on status of Russo-Indonesia jet barter
Contradictory reports emerged in mid-March regarding the possible cancellation of a deal by Indonesia to procure Russian fighter jets under a countertrade arrangement. Bloomberg reported the U.S. government has forced Indonesia to abandon the deal under the threat of sanctions, while Defense World.net reported that the deal is still on, but delayed by the complexities of the barter element.