Sands did not see the connection of the supply Patriot Turkey with the purchase of the Russian s-400
The Kremlin does not consider the associated probable sale Turkey American Patriot missile defense systems with the supply in the country of Russian s-400, said the press Secretary of President Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov.
“This is not a related processes, in this case we will implement the agreements we already have with the Turkish colleagues. You know that the project and the contract for s-400 is in progress, it will continue,” — said Peskov.
The Russian leadership also sees no reason to expect Turkey to the disclosure of United States confidential information about the s-400, he said. Military-technical cooperation with other countries are always accompanied by legally binding agreements on non-disclosure “of certain categories of information,” reminded Sands: “the same obligations with the Turkish side”.
Today it became known that the U.S. state Department approved the sale of Turkey’s missile defense systems Patriot in the amount of $3.5 billion Turkey requested the purchase of four sets, including control systems and radars, c 20 launchers and 80 missiles with interceptors. Information about the deal appeared in the context of tense relations between Washington and Ankara over Turkey’s plans to buy Russian s-400 at $2.5 billion, delivery is expected to begin in 2019.