Russia ‘confident’ of Turkey's commitment to S-400 deal
MOSCOW – Anadolu Agency
Ankara has "distinctly" fulfilled its obligations undertaken under the contract, Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov told reporters in the capital Moscow.
Dismissing the possibility that Turkey may backtrack on the sale due to U.S. pressure, Borisov said: "We have no concerns."
The U.S. announced April 1 that it would be suspending all "deliveries and activities" related to Turkey's procurement of the F-35 stealth fighter jet over Ankara's plans to purchase Russia's S-400 system.
U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on April 2 he expects to resolve the dispute between the U.S. and Turkey over the S-400s.
Meanwhile, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said in Washington that plans to purchase the missiles were a "done deal", and U.S. President Donald Trump had said previously that he would "take care" of the F-35 deal.
Turkey first joined the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program in 2002 and has invested more than $1.25 billion. It also manufactures various aircraft parts for all F-35 variants and customers.
Shanahan said he expects that they will be delivered.