France has stepped up negotiations for finalizing the agreement with the Russian Federation of the contract for the supply of helicopter carrier on the similarity of the "Mistral". Moscow is ready to agree to the termination of the agreement, but only on your own terms.
Namely, Paris cannot ship until that time, until you pay the required amount.
It becomes clear that renouncing supply in the Russian Federation helicopter on the similarity of "Mistral" France almost personally put themselves into a trap and created a solid financial hardship. And at the moment, while Paris wants to work out a solution with smaller losses, Moscow recalls that the conditions will be to put it.
"To terminate Russia will, of course, but on what terms is the issue. On those conditions that offers France, Russia cannot agree, this will be the top of thoughtlessness", - quotes "Russian news service" the Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Kalashnikov.
A fundamental solution would be a ban by France on the implementation of the "Mistral" to a third party before will be paid all penalties. "I think we will declare now that I did not agree to re-export to the refund amount," - said Kalashnikov.
"In-2-x, they are trying risks on the equipment shift. We are talking about Russian equipment - our firepower, we gave them that they have installed. They want when Dismounting on us any risks insurance to hang. Naturally, Russia will not do". - told the MP.
The unconstructive position of the French authorities indicates that a compromise acceptable to both parties and meets the conditions already negotiated and signed the contract, they do not. "You need to set the amount of the penalty, which is about 800-900 million dollars, which are incorporated in the contract and not liberal with them", - said Leonid Kalashnikov.
Regret that the French "no good deed" was expressed by the Deputy Mikhail Degtyarev at the meeting of the state Duma. Russia will fully be able to do without French techniques, but France had violated business etiquette and did not meet the national trust.
"There is no doubt that we can make any types and kinds of weapons. Order French ships of the "Mistral" was merely a gesture of good will on the part of our nation during difficult financial situation", - quotes RIA Novosti reports.
And how do we respond? Offer to pay about 800 million euros, to pay a penalty not want. Who will pay for coastal infrastructure, training of crews, new varieties of helicopters?", - he added.
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 is done at the shipyard of the company STX France in Saint-Nazaire. France had to pass 1st ship-"Vladivostok" - in early November of 2014, it was announced November 14, but it never happened.
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