The amount of compensation that Paris is obligated to pay to Moscow in connection with the breach of contract on the "Mistral" is not more than 1 billion euros, said the official representative of the government of France Stephane Le Foll on the results of the Council of Ministers at the Elysee Palace.
"I have the opportunity to tell you that the level of value for France is less than one billion euros, despite the fact that it is reported. The exact Price will be announced to the deputies, "said Le Foll, reports RIA" Novosti ".
"Nothing more to be repaid," he said. The French government also submitted a draft law proposing the rescission of the contract on the "Mistral" and reimbursement of Russia. About it declared at the Elysee Palace on the results of the weekly meetings of the Council of Ministers under the leadership of President Francois Hollande, reports news Agency. 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 ". In April, 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. 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. 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.