Turkey is in talks with Russia to buy more S400 missile systems, according to the Russian state arms export company, despite Washington’s repeated warnings that Ankara would do so.

Alexander Mikheyev, head of state arms company Roseboronexport, told Interfax news agency that the two countries were discussing financing for the purchase and “delivery date”.

He gave no further details of the ongoing talks.

In July, NATO member Turkey received the first batch of S400 missile defense systems, a move that has strained the United States.

In response, Washington expelled Ankara from the F35 fighter planes, arguing that Russia would have access to sensitive technical knowledge of the planes if operated alongside S400 system.

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