“Forty-two Republican senators chose today to stand with Vladimir Putin,” Charles Schumer said in a statement. “I’m extremely disappointed that many of my Republican colleagues are too afraid of breaking with President Trump to stand up to a thug.”
“Our commitments under the contract will be fulfilled. India will receive the Russian S-400 systems on time, at the agreed date and without any delays,” said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
“We continue to work persistently based on our basic policy that we aim to resolve the issue of the islands and have a peace treaty,” Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said.
“If it happens tomorrow, then we are ready tomorrow. But the dialogue should be on the basis of equality of rights,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said.
“Tactical, rescue and anti-piracy war games between Iranian and Russian naval forces are being planned and will be implemented in the near future,” the semi-official news agency Mehr quoted Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi as saying.
The contract put together by the Americans included a prerequisite, according to which the Patriot missile defense systems will only be supplied to Ankara if it gives up its deal to buy Russian S-400 air defense systems, Yeni Safak reported.
US Marine Paul Whelan’s family has said that he was visiting Moscow for the wedding of a retired Marine and is innocent of the espionage charges against him.
If found guilty, Paul Whelan faces between 10 and 20 years in jail, Russia’s Tass news agency reports. There has been no US confirmation yet.
The principal difference between S-350 Vityaz and S-300 is the number of missiles ready for use: the Russia S-350 launcher vehicle carries 12 missiles, whereas the Russia S-300 has just four. “I believe the new system is going to be die-hard.” General Babakov said.