Wednesday, 7 November 2018

FSMTC does not see any threat from US sanctions for contracts with China on Su-35 and S-400

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Service Director Dmitry Shugaev said that Russia and China understand the need for joint measures against US sanctions in the field of military-technical cooperation.

Chuhai / China /, November 7th. / Tass /. The Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) of the Russian Federation does not see any threat from US sanctions to execute contracts with China on Su-35 fighters and S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems. This was announced to journalists by the director of the service, Dmitry Shugaev.

"We are responding appropriately to the sanctions pressure and currently do not see any threats to the planned implementation of these contracts. The implementation of both contracts is in full compliance with the established schedule and is scheduled until the end of 2020," he said, answering the appropriate question

China became the first customer of the S-400 systems, after these systems were acquired by Turkey and India. Two regiments of C-400 will be shipped to China by 2020. 10 Su-35 fighters have also been delivered to China.

Measures against sanctions

Russia and China understand the need for joint measures against US sanctions in the field of military-technical cooperation, Shugayev said.

According to him, "it was hardly worth expecting that the US sanctions pressure would seriously affect China’s position, including the military-technical cooperation with Russia." "At the same time, there is a clear understanding between us and Chinese partners about the need to take joint measures aimed at minimizing the consequences of the imposition of sanctions, and we know which direction to take," said the head of the Federal Service for Military Technical Cooperation.

He added that the firmness of China’s position is not surprising: today many countries are openly talking about the unacceptability of sanctions as an instrument of pressure on sovereign states in ensuring their national security. Shugaev noted that the Russian Federation and China are aimed at further expanding bilateral cooperation. "Cooperation is developing in several dozens of areas, including high-tech ones," said the head of the FSMTC.

In September, the United States imposed sanctions against China in connection with the purchase of the country from Russia Su-35 fighters and S-400 systems. The sanctions were imposed in accordance with the United States Counteracting America's Opportunities Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). As the State Department explained later, sanctions against the division of the Central Military Council of the PRC will include, among other things, “refusing to issue export licenses” to this structure, “a ban on conducting operations with the financial system of the United States”, “blocking all property” that is in US jurisdiction .

In China, held November 6-11, the defense exhibition Airshow China. Shugaev heads the Russian delegation at the exhibition.

Source: tass.ru

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