Mr Shugaev talked to journalists at Army 2022 expo today and said, “I want to note that the relevant contract document has already been signed. It, among other things, provides for the localization of the production of individual system components.” He added, “The difficult political situation that has developed this year has negatively affected some aspects of the interaction between the Russian side and partners. Nevertheless, military-technical cooperation with Turkiye is developing in line with the agreements between the two countries’ presidents. We plan to continue working transparent and mutually beneficial with Turkish partners.”
It is worth remembering that the Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Madurov has recently said that the two sides have not yet signed but are very close to signing.