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6/27, 3:25 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Russia to complete S-400 delivery to Turkey by year end

Russia said it will complete the delivery of the S-400 air defense missile systems to Turkey by the end of the year.

"The contract for the supply of S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems to the Republic of Turkey is being implemented in accordance with agreed deadlines. As Turkish officials have repeatedly stated, the shipment of equipment may begin as early as next month. We are planning to complete the obligations on the supply of equipment and training of the client's specialists by the end of the year," a spokeswoman for the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC), Maria Vorovyova, told Russian media.

The decision to buy the Russian defense system put a strain on the relations between Turkey and the United States. Washington warned Ankara against buying the S-400 systems and threatened it with sanctions. However, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the US has no intentions of imposing sanctions against Turkey over the purchase of Russian S-400 systems.

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