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According to the above link, the Russian S-300 missile defense system is being used by three NATO countries: Greece, Bulgaria, and Slovakia.

According to the above link, the USA is welcoming Greece's decision to purchase F-35.

According to the above link, the USA is worried that Turkey using S-400 and F-35 at the same time would give Russia the opportunity to collect data on F-35.

According to the above link, the USA is soft in India for buying S-400.

Now, I have two questions here:

  1. Since, Turkey is officially expelled from the F-35 project, why has the USA sanctioned Turkey for S-400?
  2. Why is the same attitude as Turkey is not visible in the case of Greece and India by the USA?
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    Greece has not bough Russian missiles in a long time. So this is bit of a red herring. The rest of your q is basically duplicate of your other one on India. politics.stackexchange.com/questions/61006/… – Fizz Dec 18 '20 at 14:37
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    And the US did oppose the sale to Cyprus at the time:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cypriot_S-300_crisis#Western_reactions The fact that those missiles ended up in Greece was the compromise. – Fizz Dec 18 '20 at 14:44
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    Edit suggestion: First paragraph: Greece, Bulgaria and Greece. Greece appears twice. Comment: Has any country used (or is planning to use) both S-400 and F-35, except Turkey? Looks like those two systems can't be together according to the US. – Severus Snape Dec 18 '20 at 16:51
  • @SeverusSnape, First paragraph: Greece, Bulgaria, and Greece. Greece appears twice. - it's corrected before you posted your comment. – user366312 Dec 18 '20 at 17:23
  • Has any country used (or is planning to use) both S-400 and F-35, except Turkey? - so, what is the difference between using S-400 with F-35, and using S-300 with F-35? – user366312 Dec 18 '20 at 17:24
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  • Turkey is a NATO member. There used to be an understanding that all NATO members stood together against the Soviet Union. Russia isn't the Soviet Union, there is a new Cold War brewing, so a NATO member buying from Russia is seen as more serious than a third party buying from Russia.
  • Turkey has access to classified NATO information. Presumably, Russian experts would have to look at the Turkish air defense system to integrate the S-400, and the rest of NATO is afraid that these experts might learn NATO secrets.
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    So, aren't Greece, Bulgaria, and Slovakia NATO members? – user366312 Dec 18 '20 at 16:47
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    @user366312, ten or twenty years ago things looked differently. Quite a lot of the "Russian" gear in the Greek inventory is actually ex-GDR. – o.m. Dec 18 '20 at 17:17
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    So, the issue is not Russian gears. The issue is the USA doesn't trust Turkey. On the other hand, the USA trusts Greece, Bulgaria, and Slovakia. Isn't it? – user366312 Dec 18 '20 at 17:22
  • @user366312 no. – Federico Dec 18 '20 at 17:30
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    @user366312, the issue is not Russian gear, it is Russian experts to install their latest gear. – o.m. Dec 18 '20 at 17:40

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