Moscow, Apr 10 : Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Wednesday said that Russia is open to the delivery of more S-400 air defence systems to Turkey.
The following statement came after Turkey indicated it could order more S-400 systems from Russia in case of US refusal to supply Ankara with Patriot surface-to-air missile systems. Peskov said " Russia is open, Russia has the appropriate capabilities, technological competence and, of course, Russia is looking for opportunities to expand this military-technical cooperation. This is an absolutely normal process, Yeni Safak reported.
Washington has balked at Turkey's purchase of the Russian S-400, and last week suspended delivery of parts and services for F-35 fighter jets.
US officials have suggested Turkey buy the US Patriot missile system rather than the S-400, arguing it is incompatible with NATO systems and would expose the F-35 to possible Russian subterfuge.
Turkey has responded that it was the US refusal to sell it Patriots that led it to seek other sellers, adding that Russia offered it a better deal, including technology transfers. UNI