Russian servicemen sit in the cabins of S-400 missile air defence systems in Tverskaya Street before a rehearsal for the Victory Day parade in central Moscow [File: Tatyana Makeyeva/Reuters]

Russia and Turkey are working on a contract for the delivery of a new batch of Russian S-400 missile systems, according to a senior official at a Russian military cooperation agency.

The latest development, reported by the Interfax news agency on Friday, comes after US President Donald Trump said at a recent NATO meeting in London that Washington was considering sanctions against Ankara over purchasing the system.


“We are looking at it now, and we’re talking about it now,” Trump told reporters. “As you know Turkey wanted to buy our Patriot system and

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