Turkey won’t sell US anti-aircraft missile systems s-400, according to Russian parliamentarians.
So they commented on the initiative of Senator John Thune, who called "method" to resolve contradictions between Washington and Ankara on Russian SAMS. He introduced an amendment to the defense budget of the United States, which offered to buy these systems from Turkey.
Senator Vladimir dzhabarov suggested that the us military is planning to dismantle the Russian machine "to the screws" to create something of their own.
"they Have such weapons yet," he said in an interview with radio station "Moscow speaking".
According to the parliamentarian, Ankara will not agree to such an agreement with Washington, as by passing the complexes in the United States, will immediately cease to be a reliable partner.
"I can’t understand how to improve the relationship between the US and Turkey, if the United States will take some kind of complex C-400 myself. In my opinion, solely in order to satisfy their curiosity, or rather to say, just to steal our military secrets," he said.
Senator Oleg Morozov, in turn, called the proposal Tune trolling. He stressed that "filling" Russian air defense system for Washington is not no secret.
"Turkey is a NATO country, it is clear that if there are s-400, and the Americans know too much about this system," he was quoted NSN.
MP Leonid Slutsky also said that Ankara will not consider the initiative of a us Senator.
"(Is. — Approx. ed.) offer — an unprincipled, cynical, but I hope it will not be possible and accepted by the Turkish side," — said the politician.
The parliamentarian said that Turkey buys s-400 to national security and sovereignty. Slutsky suggested that Ankara will not abandon these goals for the sake of imaginary benefit, especially since even the American sanctions have not 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 said.
The official representative of the Federal service for military-technical cooperation Maria Vorobyova later stressed that Turkey will not be able to pass U.S. anti-aircraft missiles without the consent of Moscow.
"For the implementation of the export of military products the buyer of our technology needs to provide the Russian side of the end-user certificate. Therefore, its transfer or re-export to third countries without official permission of the Russian partiess impossible," she explained.
Deliveries of Russian s-400, which caused a crisis in relations between Turkey and the United States began in mid-July last year. Washington has demanded that Ankara refused the deal and purchase American complexes 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.