August 27, 2019 / 1:26 PM / 5 months ago

Russia delivers another S-400 battery to Turkey: Ifax

Parts of a Russian S-400 defense system are unloaded from a Russian plane at Murted Airport near Ankara, Turkey, August 27, 2019. Turkish Military/Turkish Defence Ministry/Handout via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia delivered another battery of Russian S-400 missile defenses on Tuesday, Interfax news agency cited President Vladimir Putin as saying.

“By the way, another delivery was made this morning,” Putin told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who was on a visit to Russia.

Turkey’s Defence Ministry said that the delivery of a second battery of S-400 defense system had started as of Tuesday and that it would take around one month.

Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber in Moscow and Ezgi Erkoyun in Turkey; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Alison Williams

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