Putin, Erdogan discuss supply of S400s as deal being implemented

Phone conversation between Russian, Turkish leaders on July 6.
Monday 08/07/2019
Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile launching system is displayed at the exposition field in Kubinka Patriot Park outside Moscow during the first day of the International Military-Technical Forum Army-2017, August 22, 2017. (AFP)
Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile launching system is displayed at the exposition field in Kubinka Patriot Park outside Moscow during the first day of the International Military-Technical Forum Army-2017, August 22, 2017. (AFP)

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan discussed by phone on July 6 the supply of Russian S-400 defence systems to Turkey as a deal that is in the process of being implemented, the Kremlin said on Monday.

The United States has said that US sanctions would be triggered when the Russian missile batteries arrive in NATO ally Turkey.

The first of the defence systems that Ankara has purchased will arrive in Turkey some time this week, privately-held broadcaster Haberturk reported on Friday. 

(Reuters)