US sanctions cause allergies for Russia's partners in military technical cooperation, said Shugaev
US sanctions against Russia cause allergies its partners for military-technical cooperation, said the Director of the Federal service for military-technical cooperation (FSMTC) Dmitry Shugaev.
"Over the past few years we have faced unprecedented attempts of the U.S. and its allies to isolate our country in the international arena. Introduced new restrictive measures – all this has long passed the boundaries of competition. All this is today allergies in a growing number of partners who do not want to sacrifice the interests of their national security in the name of someone's profit," - said Shugaev in an interview with the Serbian online resource, "the Voice of explicitness".
Therefore, he said, many continue to choose Russian equipment. "The delivery of s-400 to Turkey last year, the signing and implementation of contracts for the supply of air defense systems and frigates to India, agreements for total amount over 1 billion U.S. dollars with African countries reached during the first forum "Russia – Africa" in Sochi, it is just some facts to prove my words about the unacceptability of pressure on sovereign States in matters of national security", - said the head of FSMTC.
According to him, Russia "does not impose political conditions" in VTS, not impose their values on partners. "We operate strictly within the law and their international obligations. In this sense, we comfortable and reliable partner", - said Shugaev.