Ship "Sevastopol" class " Mistral ", built by order of Russia at the French shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, has successfully completed validation in the sea, said the notary of the French state company DCNS military shipbuilding.
"The second test vessel passed successfully, now it's back at the shipyard in Saint-Nazaire ", - quotes the letter of the RIA " Novosti ".
He said that the third series of tests of the vessel is pre-decided." the story is about industrial tests designed to verify that we have constructed the ship is functioning normally. Both tests are successful, the third series of a priori tests are not required, " said Commissioner DCNS. He also noticed that the further fate of "Mistral" will depend on whether the transfer of the Russian Federation, which will be made at the level of heads of States. Remember, in March this year, the Helicopter carrier type "Mistral ""Sevastopol" has finished the 1st stage of sea trials. Before the first day of the week the head of Rosoboronexport Anatoly Isaikin said Russia and France still have about 2 months of on the dialogues. Last year Paris at the time stopped the supply ships, for which he received the money, citing his disagreement with the policy of Russia in Ukraine. Opposing political force and the trade unions of France criticized the President of the Fifth Republic for refusing to put Russia "Mistral" alleging pressure from the capital of the USA. In the case of final refusal to supply Moscow with two Mistral France should pay Russia for about 3 billion euros. Meanwhile, Russia has already prepared all the documents for submission to the court of France. As said, the Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, France paid compensation for breach of contract will go to the program of rearmament of the Russian army.