Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin on 3 may in Sochi will discuss with Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the Syrian settlement and the issues of military-technical cooperation (MTC). This was reported by press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, reports TASS on Tuesday, may 2.
“Issues of military-technical cooperation will be on the agenda, here’s what I can tell. Questions VTS sensitive enough, so in this case I would not have anything more to add,” said Sands, answering the question of whether to raise the question of deliveries of s-400.
Official Kremlin spokesman added that following the meeting, scheduled a press conference.
In mid-April, defense Minister of Turkey Fikri Işık stated that Turkey failed to achieve competitive prices and the exchange of technology from NATO allies in the procurement of air defense systems and considers as an alternative of the Russian is antiaircraft-rocket complexes With-400. As stated by the Russian presidential aide on military technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin, Moscow sees no obstacles for this transaction in connection with the membership of Ankara in NATO.
The last time the two leaders met on March 10 in Moscow.
S-400 “Triumph” — multi-channel long-range air defense missile systems, with several types of missiles of various ranges. According to the weapons designer of NPO “Almaz”, missile system capable of hitting all available means of air attack, including aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles.