Russia supplied weapons to Iraqi Kurds: RIA

Kurdish peshmerga fighters prepare before leaving their base on the outskirts of Arbil in northern Iraq, on their way to the Syrian town of Kobani, October 28, 2014. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has supplied weapons to Iraqi Kurds, the first shipment arrived on March 14, RIA news agency quoted the Russian consulate in Iraq as saying on Wednesday.

The supply included five Zu-23-2 anti-aircraft cannons and 20,000 shells for the cannons, RIA said.

(Reporting by Polina Devitt and Jack Stubbs; Editing by Janet Lawrence)