On Wednesday, Moscow has said that Washington’s decision to set a deadline for Turkey to pull out of the S400-deal with Russia is an “unacceptable” ultimatum.
“We have a negative view of ultimatums in general, we consider them unacceptable,” Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said, calling the S-400 agreement with Turkey a done deal.
The US is allegedly trying to force Turkey to cancel a deal to buy Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems and purchase U.S. Patriot missile systems instead. An ultimatum of two weeks was given to Turkey to wrap up the dealing with Russia and initiate new arms dealing with the US, otherwise, Turkey would be kicked out of the F-35 program.
Turkey has been maintaining a very clear stance on the matter, as it has already said that the US should not try to discipline them with trade restrictions, otherwise they have their own penalties prepared. The first delivery of the 2.5 billion USD deal is scheduled for next month.