Russia sells S-400 to Turkey
Russia and Turkey agreed on the supply of the Russian anti-aircraft missile systems S-400 to the Republic of Turkey and signed a formal contract, the press service of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation reports.
"The parties reached agreements on the delivery of the S-400 and have already signed a contract, Russia is ready to implement it," RIA Novosti reports.
The agency does not give details of the agreement, because according to the contract, the priority right to comment on the contract belongs to the foreign customer. However, the delivery of this system to Turkey meets the geopolitical interests of the Russian Federation.
According to experts, the negotiations between Moscow and Ankara on the deliveries of the S-400 were not easy, mostly because the S-400 had not been exported before. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has already stated that Ankara had made the first payment for the S-400 complexes.
According to Vladimir Kozhin, the contract has been signed and it is about to be executed. ''As you may know, S-400 is one of the most complicated systems consisting of a large set of technical components, so there are quite a few nuances. I can merely guarantee that all of the decisions made under this contract strictly agree with our strategic interests. In that connection we find quite natural the reaction of some western countries that have been trying to put pressure on Turkey'', TASS quotes the presidential aide for military-technical cooperation as saying.