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S-400 to Turkey, Russia is ready to supply its anti-aircraft and anti-missile defense system

Moscow, Russia - It was signed a contract, Erdogan and Putin are resolute in the matter

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(WAPA) - Russia is ready to "execute" the contract that was signed with the government of Turkey for supplying it with the S-400 anti-aircraft and anti-missile system. The very advanced stage of the agreement was announced yesterday to Russian press by Vladimir Kozhin, the presidential aide for military-technical cooperation. Kozhin said that the decisions made under the contract agree with "our strategic interests" and is not surprised that some western Countries dislike the sale.
The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey -that is a member of NATO- already paid a deposit for the provision, made clear the autonomy of his Country about relevant decisions for its security and underlined his and Russian President Vladimir Putin's resolution in the matter.
It is some time already that a possible deal was reported, in August the general manager of Rosoboronexport -the Russian State agency that takes care of the exports of armaments and defense materials- Alexander Mikheev announced the agreement -not yet finalized- for the missile provision.
The same Kozhin underlined that the S-400 system -that allows to intercept and hit combat aircraft and cruise and ballistic missiles in a radius of 400 km- would attract several possible buyers especially in the south-east of Asia and in the Middle East.

For furthed details also see AVIONEWS 1 and 2. (Avionews)
(2017)

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(World Aeronautical Press Agency - )