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Expert: Russia may impose sanctions if Turkey sell US s-400

Russia will have the right to apply sanctions if Turkey accepts the U.S. proposal to sell anti-aircraft missile systems s-400, said the President and member of Executive Committee of Russian Association of international law Anatoly Kapustin.

Republican Senator John Thune has proposed to resolve the contradictions between the USA and Turkey according to the Russian s-400 by purchasing these complexes in Ankara, according to the text of the proposed amendment to the defense budget of the United States. In order to purchase named assurances to Turkey that she will not buy the proceeds other military equipment, is incompatible with the requirement of NATO.

"If someone violates an international obligation for it to be some accountability, and then Russia uses this opportunity. I think know that the Americans and the Turks", he added.

The expert recalled that the military contracts usually are closed and a single character, but a ban on re-export prescribed there for sure.

"At the conclusion of all foreign trade contracts always stipulated certain conditions of use of the product bought by one or the other side. There is mandatory given the condition on the restriction of use of certain territory, to disclose confidential matters or know-how of training staff on the use of weapons, and possible other limitations associated with the transfer of patents and other information that accompanies the transaction," he said.

The proposal of the Tune could not be discussed the question, whether Turkey has the desire and the right to the resale of the s-400 without the permission of Russia.

Thune holds the position of coordinator of the faction of the Republicans in the Senate — the second largest after leader of the parliamentary majority Mitch McConnell. However, this provision does not guarantee that the proposal of the Tune will be supported by the Republicans.

Deliveries of the newest Russian air defense systems s-400, which caused a crisis in Turkey's relations with the United States, began in mid-July 2019. Washington has demanded to cancel the transaction and return to purchase American complexes Patriot, threatening to delay or even cancel the sale of Turkey's newest F-35 fighter, as well as to impose sanctions in accordance with CAATSA. Ankara has refused to compromise and continued negotiations on additional batch of s-400. The administration of the tramp not yet implemented its threat to impose sanctions against Turkey.