MOSCOW, September 14. /TASS/. Turkey has not backed out of purchasing Russia’s S-400 anti-aircraft missile defense systems despite threats from the US, and Russia will fulfil the contract in 2019, according to schedule, said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov.
The US Department of State earlier reported that it might launch sanctions against any country that purchases S-400s from Russia.
“I think that Almaz-Antey (which produces the S-400 systems – TASS) won’t have any problems with loading over the next ten years. Our traditional partner and, as you know, NATO member – Turkey – did not back out of this contract, despite all the threats from the United States. [Ankara] will receive its equipment according to schedule, in 2019, in accordance with our contractual obligations,” Borisov specified.
A military-diplomatic source told TASS earlier that Russian defense enterprises were ordered to complete the production of S-400 anti-aircraft missile defense systems in May 2019 for deliveries to Turkey.