In the U.S. Congress proposed to impose sanctions against Turkey for the purchase of s-400

The us Congress proposed to impose sanctions against Turkey due to the purchase of the Russian s-400.

The relevant bill was introduced Abigail Spanberger, Michael McCall and Adam Kinzinger, on the website which reported on this initiative.

In the document entitled "the Law on counteraction to Russian arms exports" is proposed to recognize the supply of SAM "substantial transaction". According to the existing law on counteraction to enemies of America by sanctions (CAATSA) in this case against Turkey will need to introduce restrictive measures.

In the book "the Room where it happened: a memoir of the White house," written by former White house adviser on national security, John Bolton, noted that President Donald trump had previously ignored the "confusion in Congress," and refused to impose any sanctions for the purchase of s-400.

Supply anti-aircraft missile systems, which caused a crisis in relations between Ankara and Washington, started a year ago. The US demanded to cancel the transaction and buy the Patriot. While the Americans threatened to delay or even cancel the sale of Turkey's newest F-35 fighter, as well as to impose sanctions against it. Ankara to make concessions refused.

Last year, Russia fulfilled the first contract for the supply of Turkey's four battalions of s-400 in the amount of $ 2.5 billion. In June, the sides also reached agreement in principle on the supply of the second set of air defense systems.

A few weeks ago, Senator John Thune introduced an amendment to the defense budget of the United States, which has offered to buy s-400 complexes from Turkey. Then the official representative of the Federal service for military-technical cooperation Maria Vorobyov said that Ankara would not be able to transfer to the Washington anti-aircraft missiles without the consent of Moscow. In addition, the press Secretary of the ruling Turkish party, Omer Celik stressed that for the resale of the s-400 has no legal basis.

The head of the Secretariat of the defense industry of the Republic of Ismail Demir said that Turkey promised to keep secret information about anti-aircraft missile system s-400.

"Russia expressed concern about the safety of data about the s-400 system, and Turkey have promised her to protect the data," he said.