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Prime Minister of the Netherlands joked about discounts on the F-35 because of the situation with Turkey

2019-07-18T14:56:07.862Z

Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte joked that in the light of the events with Turkey, the Netherlands can count on a discount when buying American F-35 fighter jets.



“Yesterday we announced that we will purchase nine more (F-35. - RT ).” Maybe now at a discount in the light of the situation with Turkey. Not sure if I can raise this issue at a meeting with the president. May be. He makes deals. We'll see, ”he said at the Atlantic Council in Washington. His words leads RIA News.

Earlier, the 14th aircraft arrived in Turkey with components of the Russian S-400 air defense system.

Deliveries of Russian air defense systems began on Friday, July 12th.

After that, the White House said that Ankara’s acquisition of American F-35 aircraft became impossible. As noted in the United States, the S-400 is the “Russian intelligence platform” for data collection.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry called Washington's decision unfair.

The US Department of Defense announced that Turkey’s financial losses from exclusion from the F-35 aircraft creation program would be $ 9 billion.

Source: russiart

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