Russia welcomes the categorical position of Turkey on the acquisition of S-400 air defense systems from the Russian Federation. This was stated by the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov in an interview with the program ” Moscow. Kremlin. Putin “.
– We welcome that position, a rather rigid and categorical position, which was taken by President Erdogan. We believe that only such a position will allow us to build a dialogue in a really free, sovereign way , ”said Peskov.
According to him, it is now possible to count the countries that can manifest themselves sovereignly and independently, and Russia and Turkey belong to this category of countries.
Recall that earlier, US Vice President Mike Pence presented an ultimatum to the Turkish authorities: either buying Russian S-400 air defense system, or NATO membership and buying F-35 aircraft . However, the Turkish leader Recep Erdogan said that he would not give up the deal with the Russian Federation. Later he noted that deliveries of the Russian complex to Turkey can occur until July.