Why the transfer of Turkish S-400s to Ukraine is impossible


The United States is negotiating with Turkey over the supply of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems by Ankara to Ukraine. Earlier, Turkey received these weapons from Russia under a bilateral agreement concluded back in 2017.


After the transfer of Russian systems to Turkey, the United States threatened Erdogan with sanctions and excluded Ankara from the F-35 fifth-generation fighter-bomber program. Now Washington is offering Ankara to send S-400s to help Kiev, promising to supply other air defense systems in return, as well as F-35s.

Meanwhile, the Turkish president is unlikely to take such a step, as this will become his political "hara-kiri". This opinion was expressed by Russian military expert Alexei Leonkov.

The transfer of such complexes to a third party is contrary to the terms of arms supply agreements. Therefore, their transfer will entail a number of consequences for Turkey. Erdogan will not take such a step

- said the expert in an interview with the newspaper LOOK.

Such a step could lead to a complete break between Ankara and Moscow. In addition, the purchase of Russian weapons was once necessary for the needs of Turkey's air defense and took place in defiance of Washington, which demonstrated the decisiveness and independence of the Turkish leader.

In addition, there are no military specialists in Ukraine who can deal with the “Turkish” S-400s. The Russians, if necessary, having more powerful weapons systems, will be able to destroy the export versions of their anti-aircraft missile systems.
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  1. Sidor Bodrov Offline Sidor Bodrov
    Sidor Bodrov 21 March 2022 16: 00
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    For American chebureks, the main thing is to withdraw the S-400 from Turkey so that they, in which case, would not threaten them. - They are scared to death.
  2. Valera75 Offline Valera75
    Valera75 (Valery) 21 March 2022 16: 12
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    They all understand that the S-400 of Turkey, and in general everything and not only the S-400, will not save Ukraine already. They need to embroil Russia and Turkey with this.
  3. dub0vitsky Offline dub0vitsky
    dub0vitsky (Victor) 21 March 2022 22: 12
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    Quote: Sidor Bodrov
    For American chebureks, the main thing is to withdraw the S-400 from Turkey so that they, in which case, would not threaten them. - They are scared to death.

    You got excited. Turkey and USA. Mosquito and tank. NATO countries. Well, let's say Turkey and Greece were allowed to hang out. Because of Cyprus. But because of the pieces of iron ... A fight with Turkey is the closure of the Straits for NATO ships. All Black Sea NATO satellites will die in a minute. A quarrel in a noble family will also destroy the northern part of NATO. WHAT UNION???
  4. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 22 March 2022 13: 54
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    And the Turks will find a third option and give the complexes to Iran! Here will be a joke.