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Russia is ready to supply Turkey with their fighters instead of the American F-35, if Ankara would be interested. About this informed the head of state Corporation “rostec” Sergey Chemezov, transfers TASS.
“If our colleagues wish, we are ready to consider the supply of su-35”, — he said.
Prior to this, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Yuri Borisov said that the negotiations between Moscow and Ankara on the subject of aircraft deliveries possible, transferred “Interfax”. “And why not? The precedent is already created,” he said.
Earlier on July 18, the Turkish foreign Ministry said that the US decision to exclude Turkey from the program of sales of F-35 for the purchase of Russian antiaircraft missile systems With-400 it is illegal and unfair.
The US and other NATO countries fear that if Ankara will appear and s-400, and the American fifth generation fighter F-35, the Russian radar systems will learn to calculate and track these aircraft. The President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the same time said that the deal with Russia is the most important agreement for Ankara and assured NATO that the Alliance will be stronger.
The agreement for the purchase by Ankara of the four battalions of s-400 was achieved in September 2017. The contract is worth $ 2.5 billion, half of this amount will cover the Russian loan. Delivery systems began in July 2019.
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