The agreement With Russia on the abolition of the contract on the "Mistral" in the interests of both sides, said French foreign Minister Laurent Fabius during the hearings at the Council on foreign relations of the National Assembly of the country.
"With Russia reached an amicable agreement, it shall settle the cash side, not providing for the payment by France of any fines," said the Minister. He noticed that the agreement "resolves France sell ships to other countries," reports the news Agency.
"France will pay the compensation in Russia 893 million euros And will cover the additional cost worth 57 million euros," - said the Minister. He particularly said that " the way of arbitration would be long And risky From a financial point of view."" We would not be able to sell ships. But could We wait And further to the lifting of sanctions? We used all of the allotted contract time And otherwise would run the risk of fines, " said Fabius." Russia sees France as an independent country, not as a vassal of the USA. And this affects our relations ", - noted the Minister. He denied answering the question of Deputy Marion Marechal-Le Pen, France ought to "demand compensation" in the form of purchase of French weapons from North America And Poland, because they put pressure on Paris, disrupting the execution of the French military contract With Moscow." We have reached a satisfactory agreement With Moscow, - noted the Minister.- We acknowledge the importance of relations With Russia And lead a dialogue With it ". 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.