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"Cannot be integrated into the NATO air defense system": Stoltenberg persuades Ankara to abandon the S-400 air defense system

«Cannot be integrated into NATO air defense system»: Stoltenberg persuades Ankara to abandon the S-400 air defense system
Ankara should not create problems for the aviation of the North Atlantic bloc. Therefore, she needs to find an alternative to the supply of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems..

This statement was made by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during a press conference in Ankara, which he chaired today together with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

The S-400 cannot be integrated into the NATO air defense system, and I invite our Turkish partners to look for an alternative.
– Alliance Secretary General stressed.

During the press conference, he also recalled, what, buying weapons from Russia, Ankara falls under US sanctions.

Head of the Turkish Foreign Office, in its turn, I noticed, that Ankara had to buy air defense systems from Russia, since they refused to supply it with American Patriot air defense systems or something similar to protect its airspace.

When in 2019 Russia began to supply Turkey with S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, Americans began to persuade and intimidate Ankara, so that she abandoned the deal and bought US Patriot air defense systems. Turkey refused to make concessions.

Now the head of the North Atlantic Alliance Jens Stoltenberg is in Ankara on a working visit. He has already held talks with Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and is now going to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

used photos:Russian Defense Ministry

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