Turkey appears adamant that it will activate its Russian-supplied S-400 missile systems in April. Russian media reported on Monday that 120 surface-to-air missiles for the systems had been delivered. The defence acquisition has been a source of tension between Turkey and the United States since Ankara began to take delivery of the missile systems in July.
Countries that buy major weapons systems like the S-400s from Russia risk falling foul of the U.S. Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), but Turkey has so far escaped any measures , potentially emboldening other U.S. partners to consider buying Russian S-400s.
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