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WorldChina May Buy More Advanced Russian Jets, Ignoring U.S. Sanctions

04:55  02 july  2019
04:55  02 july  2019 Source:   newsweek.com

Turkey stands by S-400s, says F-35 partners disapprove of U.S.

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China recently bought 10 Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets and S -400 missiles. Beijing has not joined in the sanctions imposed on Moscow by the US and its Western allies Asia is the most important foreign market for Russian arms producers, reportedly accounting for 70% of their exports since 2000.

China has asked the US to withdraw sanctions it imposed over the purchase of Russian weapons and fighter jets . The move comes as the US and China gear up to impose new tariffs on each other on Monday. Who is more vulnerable in the escalating U . S .- China trade war?

China May Buy More Advanced Russian Jets, Ignoring U.S. Sanctions© Chinese People's Liberation Army A fleet of China-owned Sukhoi Su-35s is deployed in this undated photo, shared by the Chinese air force to social media site Sina Weibo. Russia has offered to sell China another batch of the upgraded fighter jet.

China is reportedly considering an offer to purchase more advanced Russian fighter jets, once again ignoring U.S. sanctions.

The state-run Tass Russian News Agency cited the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation as saying Wednesday it was "expecting a response from China on our offer to purchase modern weapons and military equipment manufactured in Russia, including additional batches of Su-35 fighter jets."

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The United States expanded its sanctions war against Russia to China on Thursday, announcing punitive measures against a Chinese military organization for buying They also said that the US could consider similar action against other countries taking delivery of Russian fighter jets and missiles.

WASHINGTON — Chinese officials have summoned the United States ambassador in Beijing to denounce the United States for imposing economic sanctions this past week on a Chinese military organization for buying equipment from Russia , according to Chinese state news reports on Saturday.

The aircraft is an upgraded version of the Sukhoi Su-27 and Beijing already bought two dozen for some $2.5 billion.

Official China Central Television column Weihutang issued a report of its own Saturday suggesting that a second batch could help to further modernize the Chinese air force's aging fleet. On Sunday, however, Chinese air defense expert Fu Qianshao told Chinese Communist Party tabloid The Global Times that there would likely be another reason for the purchase.

Fu argued that, rather than simply bringing China's aerial capabilities up to date, such an acquisition would secure more spare parts and dedicated personnel involved in the Su-35 program. He also suggested that the purchase could have political and economic elements, demonstrating close ties between China and Russia at a time when their relationship with the U.S. deteriorated.

Royal Air Force jets scramble to intercept Russian planes

Royal Air Force jets scramble to intercept Russian planes Royal Air Force jets in Estonia took to the sky to intercept Russian military aircraft for the second time in one day, the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense said. The RAF Typhoon fighters intercepted Russian SU-30 fighters and related military transport aircraft while over the Baltic Sea on the evening of June 14 and during June 15. The RAF has been working with Estonian authorities since May after taking over the Baltic Air Policing mission. This series of interceptions has brought Britain’s incidents with Russian aircraft to a total of 11 since then.

In September, the U . S . slapped sanctions on China for buying fighter jets and missiles from Russia . Also, while it' s not clear how much the countries would pay for either system, Russian arms are generally considered less expensive than U . S . weapons and come without extensive maintenance

Russia ’ s S -400 Triumf missile systems are currently the most advanced The US financial sanctions are an attempt to isolate Russia after its apparent role in the U . S . elections. Like China , India might also be slapped with CAATSA sanctions over the purchase of defense equipment from Russia .

This explanation was accepted by Michael Peck, writing Monday for The National Interest. The Diplomat's senior editor Franz-Stefan Gady also commented on the potential purchase, explaining Thursday that the Chinese Su-35 "can reportedly be with air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles, unguided rockets, guided bomb units and unguided bombs including the R-27 (AA-10 'Alamo'), R-73 (AA-11 'Archer'), RVV-family air-to-air missiles, as well as Kh-35E (AS-20 'Kayak') anti-ship missiles."

Sukhoi described the Su-35 as "a multi-purpose, super-maneuverable fighter of the fourth-plus-plus generation" that received its "baptism of fire" through its participation in Russia's campaign against rebels and jihadis seeking to overthrow the government in Syria. The aircraft was said capable of tracking up to 30 air targets at once and engaging eight, among other high-tech feats.

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The US government has slapped punitive sanctions on a key unit of the Chinese military for buying Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missiles. US to train pilots for confrontation with world’ s most advanced warplanes as concern mounts in Washington about China ’ s growing military might .

China will continue to work with Venezuela despite US sanctions . The Department also opposed the unilateral us sanctions against Caracas. “History has shown that outside interference or the imposition of sanctions only complicates things and is not able to solve the problem,” said Geng Shuang.

China first signed a deal to buy 24 Su-35s back in 2015 and the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation reported last April that the delivery was complete. In September, the State Department announced it would be sanctioning the Equipment Development Department of China's Central Military Commission over its acquisition of Russia's "Su-35 combat aircraft and S-400 surface-to-air missile system-related equipment."

The first-ever use of the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act angered both Moscow and Beijing, with Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang arguing at the time that Washington "seriously violated the basic norms governing international relations and seriously damaged the relations between the two countries and the two militaries."

The following day, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged to do more business in their respective national currencies to minimize their dependence on the U.S. dollar at the Eastern Economic Forum in Russia's Vladivostok. Beijing has also joined Moscow for a record number of joint military exercises in recent years as Putin signed on to Xi's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative envisioning hundreds of billions of dollars worth of infrastructure projects across the globe.

Turkey Stockpiles Crucial Weapons Parts, Anticipating U.S. Sanctions

Turkey Stockpiles Crucial Weapons Parts, Anticipating U.S. Sanctions Turkey, girding for the worst despite encouraging messages from President Donald Trump, has stockpiled crucial spare parts for American-made weapons in case Congress sanctions it over a contentious Russian missile purchase. It’s unclear when the stockpiling decision was first taken, but Turkish officials say the preparations were made in anticipation of possible U.S. embargoes. The U.S. has been threatening sanctions against Turkey since 2018, after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan decided to buy the Russian S-400 missile-defense system, a competitor to American-made Patriots. Still haunted by a crippling U.S.

A plan for Iranian airlines to buy Russian -built passenger jets appears to have collapsed as a result of U . S . sanctions , marking a further set-back for the Prior to that, in the brief period when most international sanctions on Iran were lifted, the country' s airlines had ordered hundreds of new planes

The Countering America' s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, CAATSA (H.R. 3364, Pub.L. 115–44), is a United States federal law that imposed sanctions on Iran, North Korea, and Russia .

The U.S. has attempted to push back against China's growing economic clout abroad and has at the same time challenged its broad territorial claims in the contested waters of the South China Sea. The Su-35 has at times been dispatched for patrols in the disputed region, where China has repeatedly warned the U.S. Navy against "freedom of navigation" within the Pacific maritime borders claimed by Beijing.

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Turkey warns United States against harmful steps over Russian S-400s.
Turkey called on the United States on Wednesday to avoid steps harmful to bilateral relations after the U.S. State Department spokeswoman reiterated Ankara would face "real and negative consequences" for acquiring Russian S-400 defense systems. Turkey's foreign ministry spokesman said the comments by the State Department's Morgan Ortagus on Tuesday were not in line with the spirit and content of talks between presidents of the two countries at the G20 summit last month. "We invite the U.S.

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