Turkey to move ahead with S-400 missile deal despite US pressure, said Russian Deputy PM

Turkey’s relationship with the US and other NATO members is strained

Turkey will receive Russian S-400 air defence missile systems in 2019, despite constant pressure from the United States, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov told reporters.

“I think that Almaz-Antey [the manufacturer] will not have problems with loading for the next decade. Not only our traditional partners, but also, as you know, NATO countries — Turkey, despite all threats on the part of the United States, does not give up this contract. In 2019, it will receive all the equipment in accordance with our contractual obligations on time,” Borisov said.

Borisov also noted that Russia should abandon the use of dollars in its military contracts with countries other than the US, stressing that using the American currency was “a problem that has its own solution.”

source: sputniknews.com