The Russian ambassador to Greece, Andrey Maslov, has ruled out the possibility of an armed conflict between Greece and Turkey, pointing out that both countries are members of the NATO alliance.
"I cannot imagine an armed conflict in the Aegean. We are talking about two countries that are members of the North Atlantic Alliance," Maslov told a press briefing in Athens Tuesday.
Washington has given Ankara an ultimatum as regards the latter's decision to buy Russian S-400 surface-to-air missiles worth 2.5 billion dollars, according to Turkish newspaper Hurriyet.
If Ankara proceeds with the sale, it will not receive 5th generation F-35 stealth fighters from the US, according to the Turkish newspaper.
Qatar is in talks with Moscow to buy Russian S-400 missile air defense systems, Tass state news agency quoted the Qatari ambassador to Russia on Jan. 25 as saying.
I have been writing "technology is politics" for years but only now are political columnists jumping on the bandwagon. Any technological progress, any new device, any new service cannot be evaluated on its own. Technology is very much intertwined with society, economics, military and politics.