RUSSIA, TURKEY TO DEVELOP MILITARY TIES DESPITE US SANCTIONS

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday that Moscow and Ankara’s military cooperation would not be deterred by US sanctions on Turkey for acquiring a Russian missile defence system.

 

Washington earlier this month punished Turkey for buying Russia’s S-400 air defence system, imposing rare sanctions against a NATO ally.

 

On Tuesday Cavusoglu visited Moscow for talks with his counterpart Lavrov, who told reporters that, “we have confirmed our mutual intention to develop military ties with Turkey”.

 

He added that President Vladimir Putin appreciated Turkey’s determination to “continue cooperation in this area despite continuing illegitimate pressure from Washington.”-

 

Source: National News Agency

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