Reuters Vitaly Nevar
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov announced that Russia intends to supply Turkey with a new batch of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems.
“We have some understandings with our Turkish partners, and we hope for that,” Peskov said in an interview with the Greek channel “Antina”, in response to a question in this regard.
Regarding US sanctions, Peskov said: “We all know that the United States likes this sanctions game, but we are aware that it never achieves its goals. It has never helped force any country to change its position.”
He continued, “Our policies are that we are open to cooperation with various countries, especially with our partners. This cooperation between Russia and Turkey should not be a threat to Greece, because these systems are not offensive, but 100% defensive.”
It is noteworthy that in 2017, Russia and Turkey signed a deal to supply Moscow with the S-400 systems to Ankara.
The United States expressed its opposition to the deal, excluded Turkey from the F-35 fighter program and threatened to impose sanctions on it over the deal.