Deputy Secretary General of NATO Rose Gottemoeller said that during arms purchases the lack of compatibility of Russian S-400 air defense missile system with the NATO missile defense must be taken into account.
"As for the missile defense system, NATO members believe that the greatest effectiveness can be achieved only through the interaction of NATO systems. We want to study these systems. The S-400 system doesn’t integrate with other NATO members' systems, and it is necessary to study this before any country decides to buy them," she stated during a discussion in Athens.
In December last year, Russian and Turkish representatives signed a loan agreement on the supply of S-400 air defense missile systems. According to the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries of Turkey, Ankara will buy two batteries of S-400, which will be serviced by Turkish staff. At the same time, the parties agreed on technological cooperation in this area to develop the production of anti-aircraft missile systems in Turkey.
Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, has stated that Turkey is against the language of threats in connection with the procurement of Russian air defense missile systems S-400.