The crews of the 2 amphibious vertretenen ships-docks (Mistral-class helicopter carrier type "Mistral" – "Vladivostok" and " Sevastopol ", which was preparing to transfer to the Navy of Russia, disbanded, said on the last working day of the week in the main staff of the Russian Navy.
"Crews" Mistral " disbanded. The mariners continue their service on the ships of the Pacific fleet, – "Interfax-AVN" the words of the source in the Navy. According to his statement, in June the members of helicopter crews ended holiday. The mariners, who have the unique training for service at Mistral-class helicopter carrier to continue service on the best ships of the Pacific fleet, and on a rolling basis on a fleet of new pieces of various mechanisms will be to master them.
first it was claimed that Moscow and Paris has prepared a draft Treaty on the helicopter carrier " Mistral ", the document will be signed after his statement on the level of governments pairs of countries, but as long as it was not. On June 27, French printed illustrated edition Challenges wrote that France is trying to get payment for the "Mistral" is not more than 1 billion euros. Review of the publication, this number will be " easier to operate ", providing explanations of the French community are made large payments under the contract. The contract for production and delivery of 2 helicopter carrier was signed between the French company DCNS and 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. The Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Military-industrial Commission Oleg Bochkarev said that the issue of transfer of "Mistral" Russia and France is not discussed, the narrative is about the amount of compensation. According to him, Russia will build their own helicopter instead of the French " Mistral ".