Turkey Buys 4 Russian S-400 Systems, Partially Financed by Russian Loans

Russian S-400 air defense systems. Turkey has purchased four
Russian S-400 air defense systems. Turkey has purchased four

Russian S-400 air defense systems. Turkey has purchased four

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Turkey purchased four Russian S-400 air defense systems worth $2.5 billion with 55 percent of the sum under the contract being covered by Russian loans, CEO of Russia’s Rostec Corporation Sergey Chemezov told the Kommersant newspaper in an interview issued on Wednesday.

He confirmed that Ankara had bought four S-400 systems. “Yes, [they bought four S-400 systems] worth $2.5 billion,” Chemezov said.

He also pointed out that the Russian and Turkish Finance Ministries had already completed talks on Moscow’s loans for Ankara.

“They should finalize financial papers now. I can say, they [Turkey] will pay 45 percent of the whole some in advance, 55 percent [of the sum] is being funded by Russian loans. We are going to start deliveries in March 2020,” Chemezov added.

Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the documents Russian S-400 had been signed and that Ankara wanted to take steps to implement the agreement as soon as possible.


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  1. State of Emergency said:

    Getting mighty cozy aren’t we? Guess the downing of the SU-24 never really happened, must have been another fake news!

  2. Edward Demian said:

    Here comes “the rope a dope” game that the Turks have played the Americans for the last 70 years. They NEVER pay off anything. Perhaps the Russians are going to be smarter. After all, Turkish money has not yet corrupted the Russian legislature. We can use the relief from having to prop up another monstrous regime. You watch. They will use those to threaten their neighbors and kill the Kurds.

  3. Postscriptnow said:

    The Turks have always been the allies of the English powers even when it appeared to us in the public eye that they were no such thing. The government in Turkey will do what it wants to do. It has it’s own imperial agenda. It is not what we might call ‘a stable partner’ to anyone in the region. I’ve read very little, here, in the West, about the highly autocratic ruler of the Turkish leader. Why? They’ve invaded regimes for less. The English speaking powers in the West have always turned a blind eye to Turkish oppression and aggression and tyranny against Christians (especially against Christians like the Armenians and Macedonians), and called this state of affairs, ‘the status quo’. US/British allies? I think that’s still the case. If the West had to chose between Turkey and Armenia it would choose Turkey every time. The Russians have made a mistake selling them this technology.

    • joe said:

      The English speaking west’s ignoring of Turkish atrocities started about the time when the Zionist Young Turks took over. Its that simple.