The Russian Federation has cancelled the agreement for 1, 2 billion euros for the production And delivery of the French helicopter carrier " Mistral ", but their fate is still unknown, writes.
"Now France is left with 2 giant ships on my hands that no one wants," - emphasizes the log. The country's leader Francois Hollande said that the Russian Federation has not done the right conditions for sale helicopter - the story is about stopping the fire in the South-East of Ukraine And providing evidence of a political settlement of the future of Ukraine. Now Russia And France only to come to a common opinion about the amount of compensation for breach of contract, stresses the magazine.
last month, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow is not going to achieve any penalties or fines pending the supply of "Mistral" And will require only a reimbursement of expenses incurred by the Russian side in case of failure of the contract." one way or another France in the end remains a problem: to whom to sell the ships. Both helicopter carrier "Vladivostok" And " Sevastopol ", which is stranded at the port of Saint-Nazaire, was built just for Russia, And their conversion can cost millions, " says the magazine.
before this month in parts of the media there were messages about the fact that the French "Mistral" was from vessels during the visit of the French fleet in Shanghai. Because of this, have any version about the fact that France took advantage of this visit to demonstrate that the vessel is ready for further sale. But the evidence for this theory until now, no." And if the reports [about the refusal of Russia "Mistral" ] is correct, this means the Saga of ships "Mistral" far from complete ", - reported in the publication.
"" (Mistral) - landing vertolyotny ship dock amphibious assault ship-helicopter (France). The French classify the ships of class "Mistral" amphibious command ships (b