The lower house of the French Parliament approved the draft law on the sequence of payments of Russia under the terminated contract helicopter " Mistral ".
The document was supported, in the majority, socialists, reports news Agency. The vote was preceded by a discussion, adds RIA " Novosti ".
Authorized center-right party "the Republicans" voted " for " and " Against ". During the debate they strongly criticized the decision of the President of the French Republic Francois Hollande on the termination of the contract, which, according to their vision, hit like on the Treasury of the country and its image trading partner. Against the bill was supported by the coalition of the " Left party ", which was composed of Communists. The draft law provides for the restitution in full Russia paid her the amount on the development of 2 helicopter carrier is 893 million euros. Also Russia offset by spending on the development of equipment for the "Mistral" and the training of 2 crews - 56, 7 million euros. That is, in General, payments of Paris Moscow will amount to 949, 7 million euros. The Senate will look at the Bill on September 30. From the outset it was known that the project of the law enjoys broad support of the socialist deputies. People argued against " the Left party ", " green ", in the environment of the center-right was not consent." Blunder Francois Hollande " called breach of contract and the leader of the National front of marine Le Pen. Fifteen September, French foreign Minister Laurent Fabius during the hearings at the Council on foreign relations of the National Assembly of the country called the agreement With Russia "Mistral" amicable." France will pay the compensation in Russia 893 million euros and will cover the additional cost worth 57 million euros ", - has told the Minister. 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.