Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov’s statement comes following earlier US media reports that Turkey has begun construction of a platform site for a Russian S-400 missile defense system, despite pressure from Washington to abandon plans to purchase the military equipment.
Turkey will receive Russian S-400 air defense missile systems in 2019, despite constant pressure from the United States, 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, has not given up this contract. In 2019, it will receive all the equipment in accordance with our contractual obligations on time,” the official said.