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Russia to deliver first S-400 missile to Turkey in July: Reports

Russian S-400 missile air defence systems. Photograph:( Reuters )

Reuters Moscow, Moscow City, Russian Federation Jun 26, 2019, 06.13 PM (IST)

Russia will make first delivery of the S-400 missile systems to Turkey in July, Russian news agencies cited the head of Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport saying on Wednesday, in accordance with the earlier-stated plans.

"We are making first delivery in July as part of out plans," Alexander Mikheev is quoted as saying by RIA news agency.

The plans of Turkey, a NATO member, have irked Washington, which threatened with sanctions against Ankara if it goes ahead with the purchase.

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The plans of Turkey, a NATO member, have irked Washington, which threatened with sanctions against Ankara if it goes ahead with the purchase