Lavrov: Russia, Turkey to Continue Expanding Defence Industry Cooperation Despite US Sanctions | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Lavrov: Russia, Turkey to Continue Expanding Defence Industry Cooperation Despite US Sanctions

On Monday, the US House of Representatives overrode Donald Trump's veto on the 2021 National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA), a massive defence spending bill which includes within it sanctions against Turkey over its purchase of the S-400, an advanced Russian mobile air defence system.

Moscow and Ankara will continue to expand cooperation in the defence sector despite the threat of US sanctions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said.

"We also confirmed our mutual focus on the development of military industry cooperation. We appreciate, as President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly noted, the principled disposition of our Turkish colleagues to continue cooperation in this area, despite the continuing illegitimate pressure from Washington, which openly lobbies the interests of American manufacturers using illegitimate, non-market methods", Lavrov said, speaking to reporters following talks with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, in Sochi on Tuesday.

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