US suggests Turkey to transfer Russian-made missile defense system to Ukraine

Chris

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US suggests Turkey to transfer Russian-made missile defense system to Ukraine
By REUTERS
Published: MARCH 20, 2022

The United States has informally raised with Turkey the unlikely possibility of sending its Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems to Ukraine to help it fight the invading Russian forces, according to three sources familiar with the matter. US officials have floated the suggestion over the past month with their Turkish counterparts but no specific or formal request was made, the sources told Reuters. They said it also came up briefly during Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman's visit to Turkey earlier this month.

The Biden administration has been asking allies who have been using Russian-made equipment and systems including S-300s and S-400s to consider transferring them to Ukraine as it tries to fend off a Russian invasion that began on Feb. 24. The idea, which analysts said was sure to be shot down by Turkey, was part of a wider discussion between Sherman and Turkish officials about how the United States and its allies can do more to support Ukraine and on how to improve bilateral ties.

The Turkish authorities have not commented on any US suggestion or proposal relating to the transfer to Ukraine of Ankara's S-400 systems, which have been a point of long-standing contention between the two NATO allies.

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GHoe

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Yes quite can you imagine it.
No. I can't imagine Turkey wants to be in this position. But I do love to see Erdogan get called out and see how he responds lol. Good test to show his true allegiance, especially if this turns NATO VS RUSSIA.
 
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