Slutsky commented on the idea of the United States to buy s-400 from Turkey
The head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky hopes that Turkey will consider the proposal of the Senator-Republican John Thune about buying United States of America Russian s-400.
Previously, 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.
"The proposal of the Senator-Republican John Thune about buying Turkey s-400, allegedly to resolve differences between Ankara and Washington unprincipled, cynical, but I hope it will not be possible and accepted by the Turkish side", - said Slutsky reporters.
According to him, the purpose of the procurement of s-400 to Turkey were, including the control of air space by the Russian air defense system for national security and sovereignty. As noted by Slutsky, it is unlikely that Ankara will abandon those goals for the sake of imaginary benefit, especially since even the US sanctions forced the Turkish leadership to break the agreements.
"And not the last factor: I think in Turkey also realize that even a hypothetical discussion of such re-export could complicate bilateral relations with Russia, to undermine confidence in the framework of strategic partnership," he concluded.
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.