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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country until April 2020 will resolve contentious issues with NATO on the use of Russian complexes With-400. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
“There is a process that continues until April. (…) We are not talking about how to use (s-400) or not. There are steps that need to be done within the rules of NATO,” — said the Turkish leader. He added that NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the President of the United States Donald trump look positively on this process.
Earlier, the head of Rosoboronexport Alexander Mikheyev said that in 2020 it is expected to sign a new contract with Turkey on the supply of the second set of regimental s-400.
Prior to this, us Senator from the Democratic party of the United States Chris van HOLLEN said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “has crossed the red line”. Thus the Senator reacted to the news that the Turkish armed forces began in Ankara testing radar of s-400.
In November, trump and Erdogan at a joint press conference in Washington announced that he had instructed the Ministers to develop measures to resolve the issue of procurement of s-400 “Triumph” Ankara.
A contract to supply Ankara four battalions of s-400 “Triumph” in Russia concluded in September 2017. The value of the contract amounted to $ 2.5 billion, half of which will cover the Russian loan. The supply of air defense missile systems to Turkey began in July 2019. For fear of leakage of s-400 “Triumph” of the data, revealing the possibility of American fighters fifth generation F-35 Lightning II, Washington has suspended the supply Ankara fighters. Only Turkey was to receive more than a hundred aircraft.
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