Kremlin: S-400 deliveries to Turkey proceed as scheduled

 Kremlin: S-400 deliveries to Turkey proceed as scheduled

Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on the reports that the first delivery of Russian-made S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to Turkey would take place July 7.

"On the part of the Kremlin, I can confirm that the S-400 deal is being implemented as planned," TASS cited the Russian presidential spokesman as saying.

The Turkish TV Channel Haberturk reported today, citing sources that the delivery of the Russian-made S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems to Turkey could begin on July 7. According to the TV Channel’s data, the first S-400 system was due to be loaded onto a transport plane for its delivery next week.

As Haberturk also reported, nine Russian technical specialists will arrive in Turkey before Monday to help deploy S-400 missile systems. At the first stage, one S-400 set will be delivered to Ankara, the TV Channel reported.