Russian Federal Military and Technical Cooperation Service (FSVTS) spokesperson Maria Vorobyeva said S-400 missile defense systems delivered to Turkey cannot be exported without the consent of Russia.
According to the news released by Sputnik, assessing the proposal to purchase S-400 made by the US Senator John Thun, FSVTS spokesperson Vorobyev stated that it was not possible to re-export S-400 missile defense systems without Russia’s permission.
Vorobyeva said, “To export military products, the buyer of our equipment needs to present an end user certificate to Russia. Therefore, it is not possible to deliver or re-export these products to third countries without the official approval of Russia”
In order to resolve the dispute between Ankara and Washington, US Senator Whip John Thune made a proposal to make amendment to the National Defense Authorization that will allow the purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense systems procured by Turkey.
With the new items issued by the Senate, Turkey warrants US not to procure any Russian or Chinese systems that are not compatible with NATO. Thus, experts comment that US will be able to purchase S-400 air defense systems Turkey has procured from Russia yet not activated
SEC. 114. PROCUREMENT OF S-400 AIR DEFENSE MISSILE SYSTEM FROM REPUBLIC OF TURKEY.
(a) Authority.–Subject to subsection (b), such sums as may be necessary are authorized to be appropriated for the Army for “Missile Procurement, Army” for the purchase of an S-400 missile defense system.
(b) Certification Requirement.–The authority to purchase an S-400 missile defense system under subsection (a) is subject to a certification by the Government of Turkey to the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State that the proceeds of such purchase will not be utilized to purchase or otherwise acquire military apparatus deemed by the United States to be incompatible with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.