Moscow - 6 Aug, Fins news . France in secrecy transferred to the settlement account of one of Russian credit institutions more than 1. 1 billion euros for the helicopter " Mistral ". About it informs citing sources in the sphere of military-technical cooperation.
according to the publication, the secrecy was due to the risks in connection with the Yukos case. Before the ECHR ordered Russia to pay former shareholders of the oil organization $ 50 billion and arrested the account of the Russian organisations abroad. At the time of transfer of funds for helicopter money was also likely to be detained.
yesterday Moscow and Paris reached an agreement under which France will leave the helicopter itself, but Russia will return before the advance paid and communications equipment installed on ships. Only then France will become full owner of the vessels.
the head of the Ministry of defense of France Jean-Yves Le Drian first acknowledged That Paris will be extremely difficult to sell "Mistral" anywhere else, as they are designed according to the requirements of the Russian and for Russian equipment.
Polled Last news professionals think That the France funds will be invested in the construction of large amphibious ships for the companies of the United shipbuilding Corporation.
the contract for production and delivery of 2 helicopter carrier type "Mistral" was signed between the French DCNS/STX and Rosoboronexport in 2011. France had to give the 1st ship "Vladivostok" in November of last year, but due to the events in Ukraine that has not yet been.
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