Russia says will deliver S-400 missile system to Turkey by end of 2019
Russian President Vladimir Putin's aide for military and technical cooperation Vladimir Kojin said that Russia will deliver the S-400 missile defense system to Turkey toward the end of 2019.
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In December last year, Turkey and Russia signed an accord for Moscow to supply Ankara with S-400 surface-to-air missile batteries, finalizing a deal set to deepen military ties between NATO member Turkey and the Kremlin.
Last week, Turkish Undersecretary for Defense Industries Ismail Demir wrote on Twitter that "The delivery of Russian S-400 air defense missile systems to Turkey has been pulled forward and will begin in July 2019.”
Russia to supply Turkey with four S-400 missile batteries
Russia will supply Turkey with four S-400 missile batteries for $2.5 billion under a deal that is almost finalized. Sergei Chemezov, head of Russian state defense company Rostec said the Russian and Turkish finance ministries already completed talks on financing the deal and that final documents just needed to be approved.