Blinken urged US allies to abandon military cooperation with Russia

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Foreign allies and partners of the United States of America, including Turkey, must abandon military-technical cooperation with Russia in order to avoid unilateral US sanctions. This was stated by Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, commenting on the purchase by Turkey of the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM).

The head of American diplomacy also expressed the hope that Washington and Ankara will be able to find a “way forward.” At the same time, he noted the importance of all American allies and partners avoiding further acquisitions of Russian weapons in the future, as this gives Russia “income and influence.”

“Again: any significant transactions with Russian defense organizations may fall under the law – CAATSA. And this is separately and in addition to the sanctions that [ранее] have already been introduced, “Blinken said.