The Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Francois Hollande has decided to terminate the contract for the supply of 2 helicopter carrier type "Mistral", Paris even had time to enumerate Moscow amount.
In this situation, which was formed around the supply ships should be closed, says the press-Secretary of Russian leader Dmitry Peskov.
To a natural end came a story that caused a lot of controversy not only in Russia and in France, but in the other States. The presidents of Russia and France Vladimir Putin and Francois Hollande took the decision to terminate the contract for the supply of "Mistral". France has already transferred funds relying and, after the Russian Federation will be returned domestically produced equipment, will be able to dispose of the helicopter.
"Moscow believes the so-called problem of "Mistral" is therefore fully resolved, accordingly, this topic has been exhausted", - quotes RIA Novosti press-Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov. "And President Putin, and President Hollande gave the highest rating to the friendly and constructive atmosphere, expert talks, the result of which was achieved desired the agreement," he added.
Now in procurement for the Armed forces of the Russian Federation first consideration will be given to domestic manufacturers. "It is safe to say that, as now, and in the background, the absolute priority, of course, will be given to the development of shipbuilding and shipbuilding", - said Dmitry Peskov.
Can be directly for this purpose and will be acquired spent from French side cash, but to assert it is still early. "This can not say, that, certainly, will control powers be decided separately," - said the official representative of the Kremlin. With all this clear size refunded the amounts are not yet known. "They have no knowledge, this is the kind of substantive information, business", - said Peskov.
The funds, says the Chairman of the Duma Committee on defense, former black sea fleet commander Admiral Vladimir Komoedov, will be useful for the development of new weapons. "At the moment it is in the highest degree necessary. Old age is already making itself felt, and the youth has not yet arrived. Need to allocate funds for the construction of new ships and aircraft," he said.
With all this, the MP hinted that fresh domestic vehicles are able to carry the same name as a French helicopter. "Welded to the body of the letter in Cyrillic need to be cut off, they will still come in handy," said Vladimir Komoedov.
Days.Roux wrote that final agreement on the cancellation of the contract for the supply of helicopter carrier on the similarity of the "Mistral" has been reached in the negotiations Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and the Secretary-General for defence and national security of France, Louis Gauthier. The main issue of discussion was the amount that Paris should return Moscow. The Russian side considered its own costs in 1,163 billion Euro 892,9 million euros in advance, plus the cash spent on crew training, building the infrastructure for basing helicopter and work on the creation of 4 prototypes Ka-52K.
The contract for the supply of 2 helicopter carrier type "Mistral" was signed between the French DCNS/STX and the "Rosoboronexport" in 2011. Aft were built at the Baltic shipyard, which is part of the United shipbuilding company, in St. Petersburg. Dock with warheads and completion were completed at the shipyard of the company STX France in Saint-Nazaire. France had to send 1 ship - "Vladivostok" - November 14, 2014, but it never happened.
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