France will make the economic and political error, if not put Russian landing ships-the helicopter " Mistral ", said former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon, intended to achieve in 2017 candidates for the position of leader of the party " the Republicans ".
"Failure to deliver "Mistral" of Russia means the economic and political mistake, " he said.- First, because it undermines trust, but also because, after all, it is costly for France, than it is completely not interested ".
in the interview, published in the new issue of the French magazine Valleurs actuelles, Fillon drew attention to the fact that " this is a measure that takes one for France." I would ask you to call me anything, my sacrifice US or European partners, when administered punishment ", - he said, reports the news Agency. The politician recalled the words of Charles de Gaulle, who said in the early winter of 1944 that " for France and Russia to be together means to be strong, to be disconnected - this means being in danger." This formula is valid today, " said the ex-Premier.- We need a stable Russia, possibly associated with the partnership relations with Europe." Fillon, who headed the government of France from 2007 to 2012, also expressed a preference for greater independence of Europe from North America in the economic field." There is a form of domination by the United States, which is more unacceptable and does not serve the balance of power in today's world, nor its realities, " he said.- This domination became, in the 1st turn, a consequence of the impotence of the Europeans. Europeans should their own to dispose of their independence." Before the last working day of the week the head of the Kremlin administration Sergei Ivanov said that Moscow will be satisfied with any way to resolve the issue with the helicopter carrier type " Mistral ". Remember, 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. In the leadership of the Russian Federation said that in 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.