Turkey to receive S-400 systems in 2020

Turkey to receive S-400 systems in 2020

Russia will start implementing the contact on the delivery of S-400 air defense missile systems to Turkey in early 2020, Presidential Aide for Military Cooperation Vladimir Kozhin said.

"Turkey expressed a wish to accelerate its implementation and we managed to find the most appropriate solution as we agreed to accelerate the contract’s implementation, so I think we will begin to fulfill it sometime in early 2020," Kozhin told the Rossiya 24 TV channel.

"As far as Turkey is concerned, we value the Turkish authorities’ position, as they have said many times that protecting national interests is their top priority," the Russian presidential aide pointed out when speaking about NATO exerting pressure on Ankara to make it abandon the idea of purchasing weapons from Moscow. 

Kozhin added that "the contract has been signed and will be implemented," TASS reported.