Russia will build their own helicopter instead of the French " Mistral ", said 1st Deputy Chairman of Military-industrial Commission Oleg Bochkarev.
"we have such ships are planned, they are in the project, but we are building them a little different approach. That's a somewhat different ideology of Marines. And so here in the forehead, just copy the "Mistral" we will not ", - quotes Bochkareva RIA " Novosti ".
before Tuesday Bochkarev said that the issue of transfer of "Mistral" Russia And France is not discussed, the narrative is about the amount of compensation. Fifteen of may, the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the situation with the "Mistral" Moscow adheres to the principle of " goods or money ", which was recorded at the meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin And French leader Francois Hollande. Prior to that, sources said that France made a proposal to Russia to terminate the contract for production And delivery of 2 helicopter carrier type "Mistral" for 785 million euros. The contract for production And delivery of 2 helicopter carrier was signed between the French company DCNS And the "Rosoboronexport" in 2011. The price of the contract - 1, 2 billion euros. 1st ship- "Vladivostok" - was obliged to go to the Russian Federation in 2014, the second - "Sevastopol" in 2015. Against delivery of the vessels made in the USA. 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.