US Congress Has Received A Bill On Sanctions Against Ankara For The Purchase Of S-400 From Russia
In the House of representatives of the US Congress, a bill on sanctions against Turkey for the purchase of the S-400 complex from Russia has been submitted for consideration.
"We have submitted a bill to Congress that will allow us to impose sanctions against the Turkish authorities for purchasing S-400 systems from the Russian Federation," the author of the document, Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger, said on his website on Friday.
The document is placed in the file of the US Congress. It has been referred to the Foreign Affairs Committee and several other committees.
The bill provides for the introduction of sanctions against Turkey under Article 231 of the CAATSA law (the Law "On countering America's adversaries through sanctions"). The measures include, among other things, prohibiting sanctioned individuals from borrowing from US financial institutions, prohibiting banking operations, prohibiting transactions with a property under US jurisdiction, and conducting transactions with the property. If a blacklisted person wants to take out a loan from an international financial institution, the US President can send an objection.
"The NATO Alliance plays an extremely important role for the United States and its allies, and to maintain strong cooperation, NATO members must adhere to the principles and obligations of the Alliance," Kinzinger said in a statement.
According to him, "Turkey ignored warnings from NATO members regarding this arms deal with Russia and hosted Russian S-400 systems. We must make it clear that we will not tolerate their actions and that there will be serious consequences."
In turn, Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger, who participated in the work on the bill, pointed out that while the Russian authorities are trying to conduct "destabilizing and aggressive activities against countries with democratic foundations around the world," it is necessary to "hold Turkey accountable for cooperation with Russia, which is contrary to our common security interests."
Turkey purchased four S-400 divisions from Russia. In October 2019, Rosoboronexport reported that Russia fulfilled this contract ahead of schedule by supplying Turkey with all elements of the S-400 systems, including missiles.
The s-400 Triumph long-range air defense system ("Almaz-Antey concern") is designed to destroy strategic and tactical aircraft, ballistic missiles, hypersonic targets, and other means of air attack in the conditions of electronic and other types of counteraction. The system is capable of hitting aerodynamic targets at a range of up to 400 km, as well as at a range of up to 60 km - ballistic targets flying at speeds of up to 4.8 km/s at altitudes of several meters to several tens of kilometers.