"As to the elephant a pellet". The Deputy evaluated the possible US sanctions against Turkey
Everything the US tries to deprive Turkey of possible sanctions, Ankara will be able to get from Russia or Europe, the US sanctions for Turkey - as "the elephant a pellet in soft tissue," said RIA Novosti, first Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on defense Alexander Sherin.
Earlier, the US Congress introduced a bill on sanctions against the government of Turkey for the purchase of Russian s-400, said in a statement on the website of one of the authors of the document the Congressman-Republican Adam Kinzinger. The text of the bill is not yet added to the database of Congress.
"America, if it is to spoil relations with Turkey, she will only make herself worse. Because Turkey is in this respect in a comfortable environment. Everything will try to kill Americans, it will be able to obtain from Russia and its allies in Europe, including his longtime partner in Germany. I think this bluff is not the right option, because sanctions for Turkey from the United States, for China - the elephant's grain using a soft cloth, that's all," said Sherin.
The Deputy noted that the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is "not afraid of any us sanctions." He stressed that Turkey is a key player in the region for the United States, without it the US would be difficult to exert on Russia the pressure that they would like to do.
"I think it's some kind of demonstration to obtain certain concessions on the part of Ankara for entry into certain negotiations ... Not the fact that the law on sanctions against Turkey will be adopted. And even if it is accepted, then these sanctions will be minimal," said Sherin.
He said that the conditions that Russia has offered Turkey the delivery of s-400 so comfortable that it is unlikely that Turkey will abandon them and choose American Patriot, acting in its own economic interests. Sherin noted that the United States fights for the arms market, so will not make price concessions.
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 President of the United States Donald trump is not yet implemented its threat to impose sanctions against Turkey.