Both of helicopter carrier type " Mistral ", built in France for the Russian Navy, not left for the last time berth in the port of Saint-Nazaire, said the notary of the French shipbuilding Corporation DCNS, which is engaged in the construction of the new vessels.
"The ships are docked in Saint-Nazaire and not really going anywhere." Sevastopol is obliged really to pass the test but as long as the sea was not planned ", - said the interlocutor of the news Agency. On Wednesday, the military-diplomatic source reported that airborne vertolyotny ship dock (Mistral-class helicopter carrier) "Sevastopol" type " Mistral ", built at the shipyards in Saint-Nazaire by order of the Russian Navy, was released in the Bay of Biscay, on the fourth under the account the check is in the sea.
in mid-July in the main staff of the Russian Navy stated that the crews of the 2 amphibious vertretenen ships-docks type "Mistral" – "Vladivostok" and " Sevastopol ", which was preparing to transfer to the Navy of Russia, disbanded. Before this it was declared 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 ".