ZHUHAI /China/, November 7. /TASS/. US sanctions pose no threat to the implementation of contracts concerning the supplies of the Sukhoi Su-35 aircraft and the S-400 air defense systems to China, Head of Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugayev told reporters.
“We have been appropriately responding to the sanctions pressure and we don’t see any threats to these contracts at the moment. Both contracts are being implemented in accordance with schedule and are expected to be fulfilled before the end of 2020,” said Shugayev, who is heading the Russian delegation to the Airshow China exhibition taking place on November 6-11.
In September, the United States imposed sanctions on China in connection with the country’s purchase of the Sukhoi Su-35 aircraft and the S-400 systems from Russia. The sanctions were introduced under the 2017 Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). In particular, China’s Equipment Development Department (EDD) was blacklisted. “We are denying US export licenses to EDD… we are imposing a prohibition upon foreign exchange transactions under US jurisdiction; also imposing a prohibition on transactions with the US financial system. We are blocking all property or interests in property within US jurisdiction,” a senior State Department official clarified.
China is the first foreign buyer of the S-400 systems. Following its steps, Turkey and India also signed contracts on S-400 supplies.
China is expected to receive two S-400 regiments by 2020. At the same time, ten Su-35 fighters have already been delivered to China.
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