“We continue to object to Turkey's purchase and deployment of the Russian S-400 air defense system.

We made it clear that any new large arms purchases from Russia would entail additional sanctions under CAATSA (Federal Law on Confronting America's Adversaries Through Sanctions -

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), "Nuland said at a hearing at the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee. ...

She added that sales and joint production with Turkey of the F-35 fighter-bomber will continue to be suspended.

Earlier, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that the United States is going to seek other countries to refuse to purchase military equipment from Russia and are ready to use sanctions.

As noted by the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, the United States is trying to "shout" at Turkey for its independence.

In December 2020, the United States announced the imposition of sanctions against Turkey over Ankara's acquisition of the S-400.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey does not intend to ask the United States for permission to supply the second regiment of the complexes.

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