All financial issues on the Mistral helicopter carriers that France did not want to put Russia At the moment settled, said Tuesday the military-diplomatic source.
"The money is fully transferred to the Russian side is more than 1 billion euros," said the source, " Interfax ".
He said that this amount encompasses not only advance payments that have been transferred for construction of vessels, but also related costs associated with the preparation of crews of "Mistral" and installing them Russian equipment. Also on Tuesday, the experts went to France to discuss the dismantling of " Mistral ". 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.