According to NTV, citing the statement of the Turkish Ministry of Defense, the first components of the air defense system were delivered to Ankara on July 12.

Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that delays in the supply of S-400 is not expected.

The United States opposed the supply of Russian air defense missiles to Turkey, which is part of NATO. On June 20, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Washington was considering all options for sanctions against Turkey in connection with the Ankara and Moscow agreement on the supply of C-400.

Expert Edward Lozansky, in an interview with NSN, estimated the likelihood of Washington imposing sanctions against third countries because of the C-400.