• Half of Russians deemed unacceptable to sell s-400 to Turkey

  • Almost half of citizens of Russia — 48 percent — considers it unacceptable to sell anti-aircraft missile system s-400 to Turkey. The results of a poll published the Public opinion Foundation (FOM).

    Agreed sale of s-400 only 25 percent of respondents, and the rest were undecided. However, 60 percent of respondents first heard about this deal from the interviewer, 23 percent "heard something" and only 16 percent confirmed that in the course of the case.

    Supporting the deal, explaining his position, called in as arguments receive the Russian economy of additional income. This explanation is repeated with ahead the answer — this argument has led half of the respondents. Also often referred to the strengthening of the allied relations with Ankara.

    Skeptical as the main counter-arguments put forward is that these weapons could be used against Russia and that Turkey is in principle hostile government. Such answers gave almost half reacts negatively to the deal of the respondents. Also refers to the requirement to classify all military development.

    Approximately 12 percent of those clearly advocating for or against it and justify their opinions.

    The survey was conducted among a representative sample of 1,500 respondents over 18 years of age, living in 100 urban and rural settlements of 43 regions.

    Selling anti-aircraft systems s-400 will be discussed with Turkey the fall of 2016, at the moment we are negotiating the terms of the contract. According to the information published in the Western press with reference to the Turkish military, Ankara is trying to obtain four divisional sets of s-400 in the amount of about $ 2.5 billion. While two sets should be obtained in finished form, and another two are assembled on-site within the framework of localization of production in technology transfer.


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