China News Service, July 23. According to a report from the Russian Satellite Network on the 23rd, Pilipson, Director of the Fourth European Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry said that Moscow believes that Washington intends to buy the Russian S-400 air defense missile system from Ankara. Another embodiment of the U.S. approach", which aims to achieve its goals through pressure.
According to reports, the content of the US defense budget amendment shows that Republican Senator John Thun previously proposed to purchase these systems from Ankara to resolve the conflict between the United States and Turkey over the issue of the Russian S-400 air defense missile system. The purchase condition is that Turkey guarantees that it will not use the funds to purchase other military equipment that does not meet NATO requirements.
Commenting on Washington’s intention to buy the Russian S-400 air defense missile system, Pillipson said, “We believe that this is another manifestation of the U.S. policy, which is aimed at through pressure, public threats and even direct threats. It's not a sincere dialogue at the negotiating table to achieve its narrow and selfish goals."
Pilipson said: "And as we have seen in this case and many other incidents, Washington is pathologically not accepting any country's foreign policy that is truly independent and in line with its own interests, whether it is Russia or the most Close NATO allies".
In mid-July 2019, Russia began to deliver the S-400 air defense missile system to Turkey, triggering a crisis in US-Turkey relations. The United States opposed Turkey’s purchase of the Russian-made S-400 air defense missile system, and threatened to postpone or cancel the sale of F-35 fighters to Turkey and impose sanctions, and demanded that Turkey abandon the transaction and purchase the US "Patriot" air defense system instead, but Turkey refused Give in and continue negotiations on another batch of S-400 air defense missile systems. The US government has not yet fulfilled its threat of imposing sanctions against Turkey.