The foreign Ministry commented on the American desire to buy s-400 from Turkey
Moscow considers Washington's desire to buy the Russian s-400 Ankara as another manifestation of the US to achieve their goals through pressure, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Director of the Fourth European Department of the MFA of Russia Yuri Philipson.
Republican Senator John Thune had earlier 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.
"Consider it as another manifestation of the US to achieve their selfish goals through pressure and open blackmail and outright threats instead of honest dialogue at the negotiating table. And, as we see in this example and in many other episodes, Washington pathologically not tolerate conduct by someone truly independent, according to its own interests, external policy – whether it is Russia or even the closest allies," said Philipson, commenting on Washington's desire to buy the Russian s-400.
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.