The first group of Russian experts flew to France to discuss terms of removing equipment from the helicopter carrier type "Mistral" and sign a proper contract, said a source in the Russian system of military-technical cooperation.
"The first group of experts from Russia went the other day to France to sign the Treaty governing the timing and other technical features of the dismantling of equipment with the" Mistral ", - said the source news Agency.
according to his statement, the second group will most likely be going to France in early October. Recall, on August 14, the French Ministry of Finance stated that the loss of the state budget from the termination of the contract for production and delivery of "Mistral" Russia will not exceed 1 billion euros, what is immediately questioned by independent experts. Satirical print edition Canard enchaine has written that the harm from France-delivery of 2 helicopter carrier will exceed two billion euros. The opposition party of France demanded a report from the authorities on the information about the amount the deal for the ships. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande on August 6 agreed to halt the validity of the contract for construction and supply of 2 amphibious assault ships of the " Mistral ". 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 in France has criticized the President of the Fifth Republic for refusing to put Russia "Mistral" alleging pressure from the capital of the USA.