The S-400 missile systems are being delivered to Turkey in strict accordance with the relevant contract, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
“Everything is being done in strict accordance with the two countries’ agreements and the signed contracts. The parties are fulfilling their obligations,” he pointed out.
The Turkish Defense Ministry announced the beginning of the S-400 deliveries earlier on Friday. “The first batch of components has been delivered to the Murted Air Base near Ankara in accordance with the S-400 contract on July 12,” the ministry said in a statement.
When asked to comment on it, the Kremlin spokesman said: “I can’t tell you anything new.”
Meanwhile, Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation has confirmed the beginning of the S-400 deliveries to Turkey. A military diplomat told TASS earlier on Friday that the second military transport aircraft carrying the S-400 systems would soon depart for Turkey.