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The contradictions between the USA and Turkey due to the Russian anti-aircraft missile systems s-400 will lead to a serious split in NATO. About this RT said the expert of Association of military political scientists Andrey Koshkin.
According to him, if one of the members of the Alliance starts to use a gun, and made standing on the arms of the state against which NATO build all of their systems, it can lead to serious problems. At the same time, Turkey is one of the strongest in military terms, NATO member States, which complicates the situation.
Thus the expert commented on the initiative of U.S. Senator John Thune, who proposed to the American government to purchase from Turkey Russian SAM. The analyst is confident that this measure will not help to solve the problem at the root, as the Russian s-400 as a better and more attractive than the counterparts, and will remain so.
Previously, the publication Defense News reported that the U.S. wants to buy from Turkey the Russian s-400, which will allow Ankara to take part in the program of the American F-35. According to them, an appropriate amendment to the draft law on budget allocations for national defence in 2021 fiscal year was proposed by Senator John Thune.
Agreement to supply Turkey’s four battalions of s-400 “Triumph” in Russia concluded in September 2017. The value of the contract amounted to $ 2.5 billion, half will cover the Russian loan. Deliveries to Turkey started 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 this technique. Only Turkey was to receive more than 100 aircraft.
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