France's decision to cancel the supply of helicopter carrier "Mistral" Russia has made a mistake, said the people's Deputy of the National Assembly of France, former Minister of transport Thierry Mariani in the interview to the news Agency.
"Nothing legally obliged France to freeze the contract," - said the politician.
He noted that the contract for production and delivery of helicopter carrier "Mistral" was signed with Moscow before the imposition of the EU embargo on the production and delivery of military products to the Russian Federation, for that reason does not fall under restriction.
in addition, drew attention Mariani, the Mistrals are not warships, and are designed for logistic support of the fleet.
"It is for this reason, there was absolute stupidity to link their supply [Russia - approx. Ed.] with the Ukrainian crisis ", - said the French people's choice.
the contract for production and delivery of 2 helicopter carriers was signed between the French DCNS/STX and Rosoboronexport in 2011. France had to give the 1st ship "Vladivostok" in November of last year, it was announced November 14, but it never was. Russia expects France or delivery of the ships, or money back.
first it was claimed that France gave to the Russian party to terminate the contract. The proposals involve the return of the Russian Federation about 785 million euros, which it will have the ability to get after the grant of the Russian government's written permission to implement the courts of any third party.