The government of France agreed to pay almost 1 billion euros for breach of contract for the manufacture and delivery of helicopter carrier " Mistral ", written by French media.
This amount must go to the compensation listed above Moscow of the advance and cover the cost of training of Russian sailors, informs RIA "news" referring to the French newspaper Le Figaro.
according to the publication, this amount was the result of a compromise between the requirements of the Russian side (1, 2 billion euros) and France (?800 million). In addition, the French magazine Echos said on the last working day of the week, that the Conversion of "Mistral" under fresh need can be quite costly." ultimately, This story may have cost us one to 2 billion euros", - has told to the newspaper, a weapons specialist Philip Migo. Remember, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande on Wednesday agreed to halt the validity of the contract for construction and supply of 2 amphibious assault ships of the " Mistral ". In April, Vladimir Putin said that Moscow will not require from Paris payments penalties and exorbitant fines for non-delivery of helicopter carrier type " Mistral ", but hopes that the French government will reimburse Russia costs. According to French media reports, the costs associated with the work of the Russian experts on the dismantling of equipment destined for the Russian Federation " Mistral ", France will pay. Russian Experts disassemble helicopter with all the equipment from Russia, including combat information and control systems, and control systems missile weapons and artillery, the source said. It is assumed that Russian Experts will be going to France in September. The conversion involves dismantling heating the deck, fix the telephone system and Cyrillic hardware interface. The contract for production and delivery of 2 helicopter carrier, signed in 2011 by the French company DCNS and Rosoboronexport, was estimated at 1, 2 billion euros. 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 have Frontiersimilarly President of the Fifth Republic for refusing to put Russia "Mistral" alleging pressure from the capital of the USA.