France returned to Russia all the money for the " Mistral ", the amount is about 900 million euros, said on Thursday the Federal service for military-technical cooperation (FSMTC of Russia.
letter FSMTC leads RIA " Novosti ".
"France was returned to Russia all the money for the" Mistral ". It is the sum of 900 million euros. Russia directly for the "Mistral" paid at the time of rupture of the contract of 800 million euros, " - said the head of the Department. He explained that in the amount of 900 million euros is included, and among them, the return of funds for carrying out development works on creation of the deck helicopters ka-52K, training of experts on the management of the " Mistral ", as well as the construction of the quay wall to accommodate these vessels in Vladivostok. At the same time Russia until not allow France to re-export helicopter in third countries. Remember, currently media discuss the different options for the fate of the French helicopter carrier that Paris has decided not to transfer to Moscow. On Wednesday, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin called a trade secret, a possible debate at the highest level the issue of interest in the purchase of "Mistral" of Egypt. He said that now the question of the sale and purchase of "Mistral" is only in the conduct of France. 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 ". Then the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande said that Paris is without question will find buyers for the helicopter. 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.