Russia waiting for Turkey to work out second S-400 missile system deal: Official

December 8, 2020


Russia’s state-owned hi-tech conglomerate, Rostec Corporation, says the country is waiting for Turkey to negotiate the acquisition of another batch of the advanced S-400 missile defense system.

“The ball is now in Turkey’s court. We are waiting for our partners to make decisions. Rosoboronexport (Russia’s state arms exporter) maintains contact with Turkey. Discussions on future cooperation are underway. We are also discussing the possibilities of producing components there,” Sergei Chemezov, the chief executive of Rostec, said at a news briefing in Moscow on Monday.

He added that Russia has executed the first contract for the delivery of S-400 air defense systems to Turkey, noting that all components of the systems have been delivered and full payment has been received…


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