In the capital of Russia confirms that the funds from France in compensation for non-delivery of 2 helicopter carrier type "Mistral" in the amount of more than 1 billion euros have been transferred to the budget of Russia, said a source in the government.
"The money is already in the Russian Federation. In the end more billion euros. During this period of time we have spent 893 million euros – for 1st ship and part of the second ship. On the current amount ceased to pay. The amount of compensation paid all the costs, including travel and training of the crew, although from the beginning the French had said that the service (training) and was granted acceptance acts. But in the end all the Money already in the budget", - has declared a Source.
according to his statement, for example, received, 65, 5 million Euro for both aft, reports RIA " Novosti ". The source also said that Paris will pay shipping to the Russian Federation of equipment with helicopter " Mistral ". The equipment in the future, "has the ability to be used as training centres" for the training of crews of such ships." France does not have ownership of these ships, as long as there is Russian equipment ", – he added. Before that, in the French foreign Ministry told that Paris is fully compensated for paid Russia amounts per project " Mistral ". Remember, 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.