March 14, 2018 / 10:23 AM / 4 days ago

Russia's Lavrov says delivery of S-400 missiles to Turkey to speed up

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will speed up initial deliveries of S-400 surface-to-air missile batteries to Turkey, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday, speaking at a press conference in Moscow together with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu.

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a press conference with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Moscow, Russia, March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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Russia and Turkey agreed in December that Moscow would begin supplying the missile systems in the first quarter of 2020.

Writing by Polina Ivanova; Editing by Catherine Evans

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