Russia waits for Turkey’s last call on second delivery of S-400 systems

The Russian government awaits Turkey’s last decision for the second party delivery of the controversial S-400 batteries.
Wednesday, 03 June 2020 09:46

The Director of Federal Service for Military-Technical cooperation (FSVTS) Dmitriy Shugaev briefed the Turkish media channel Ekotürk on the second part of the S-400 missile defence systems delivery.

Even though the next treaty for the second part delivery of S-400 systems is not scheduled yet, according to Shugaev, the negotiations are still ongoing between Ankara and Moscow.

Shugaev stated that Russia is ready to cooperate with the Turkish defence industry and companies for the production of S-400 systems.

Last week, Turkish presidency spokesperson İbrahim Kalın made a statement on the postponement of the set up for the Russian made defence systems, commenting on the dispute with the Trump administration over Turkey’s deployment plan of S-400 missile systems.

The postponement is mainly occurred due to the COVID-19 situation, the spokesperson claimed, and the Turkish authorities are committed to the agreement although the several delays take place.