And at the same time, France shows integrity on the Ukrainian question, other European countries have signed with Russia billions in contracts, says a specialist from the Institute of international and strategic relations Philip Migo in the publication for the Agency.
"French companies do not have access to two major markets of the world weapons, China and the USA, and facing an unprecedented fierce competition in the middle East and Asia, voluntarily deprive themselves of one of the most promising and emerging markets - Russian. We risk very soon to regret about it, " stressed the French specialist.
Migo gives the example of the recent visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Italy, where the contract between JSC " NK " Rosneft ", the state Corporation " rostec Corporation and Italian group Finmeccanica on the establishment of a joint venture to manufacture 160 AW189 helicopters that will provide Italian manufacturers with orders for ? 3 billion until 2025.
"[Prime Minister of Italy - approx. Ed.] Matteo Renzi has demonstrated independence, protecting the desires of Italian industry and not paying attention to what I shall say about it other EU countries, " emphasizes Philippe Migo.
He regretted that France, which has the ability to put Russia two helicopter type " Mistral ", could not refuse the pressure of the West and to follow the rules of the contract.
"Economic love of country, emphasizes Migaud, - so extolled by the French government during the current decline,