In addition to the repayment of the Deposit in the amount of 1.4 billion euros in the case of non-delivery of helicopter carrier "Mistral" Russia, the Treasury of France suffers because of personal restrictive measures auxiliary losses. Thus, conventional ships monthly cost Paris at 3 million euros, according to experts.
The decision to categorically reject the terms of the agreement that France and Russia had concluded about the supply of "Mistral", may be the most wasteful step of Paris in recent history. In addition to strong reputational losses, in consequence of which the power has lost the interest of foreign buyers of arms, the Treasury is responsible for and direct the expenditure of its funds in billion euros.
So, in the case of breach of contract Paris will have to pay compensation to Moscow in the amount of 1 billion pounds (1.4 billion euros), reports the English edition of The Times. French President Francois Hollande affirmed that sees almost no other nominations, in addition to how to follow a commercial rule on compensation of losses to the visitor who has not received their product.
"If the ships were not delivered, I don't understand how they can take cash," said Hollande. It is assumed that the exact steps to get out of the problem by presidents Vladimir Putin and Francois Hollande will review in the course of their meeting in Moscow Armenia Yerevan.
Besides all this, to the best knowledge of the media, a simple "Mistral" to settle the Treasury of France to 3 million euros each month. But to start the supply of the French side is still not in a hurry, because in the current context" such a step the French administration does not consider possible.
Recall that the contract for the supply of 2 helicopter carrier on the similarity of the "Mistral" was signed between the French DCNS/STX and the "Rosoboronexport" in 2011. Aft of the helicopter were built at the Baltic shipyard, which is part of the United shipbuilding company, in St. Petersburg. Dock with warheads and completion performed at the shipyard of the company STX France in Saint-Nazaire.
France promised to pass the 1st ship "Vladivostok" in early November 2014, the date was announced on 14 November, however this has not happened. In early December, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls claimed that he considered the conversation about the possible failure of the deal was "premature". Russia expects France or delivery vehicles, or refund of cash.
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin in the process of a direct line reported that the unavailability of "Mistral" is not classified critical to the defense of the power, however cash should be returned. "I assume that the current French administration, the French are decent people and we will return the funds. We are not going to require any there penalties, fines outrageous, but it is necessary for all the losses that we incurred were recovered," he said.
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