The people's Deputy of the European Parliament, consisting of the party "the Left front" Jean-Luc Melanson believes that the government of France does not account for all losses resulting from the termination of its contract With Russia for the production and delivery of 2 helicopter carrier type " Mistral ".
"Cancel this contract and financial mismanagement and geopolitical mistake, which affected the independence of France in the field of security ", - said the politician.
Melanson sure that the loss of France in the end will not be limited 949, 7 million euros, which Paris gave Moscow in the form of compensation for the termination of the contract.
"The price of the gap contract is much higher, writes Melanson.- The total cost in the end will reach at least 2 billion euros, or 7, 5 billion euros ".
The final Price, According to policy, will be depending on the postponement of the sale of "Mistral" to other buyers, because the content vessels in port costs in France 5 million euros a month. In addition, writes Melanson, it is necessary to take into account the price of the dismantling of Russian equipment, which can reach several hundred million euros, as well as the adaptation of vessels to the requirements of the new buyer, not to mention the high probability of the write-down of the vehicles re-sale value.
From a geopolitical point of view, continues Melanson, France will also incur large losses.
"changing the question of the sale of military equipment under U.S. pressure undermines the confidence of other countries to independence and promises of France," says the politician.
the contract for production and delivery of 2 helicopter carrier type "Mistral" price of 1, 2 billion euros was signed between the French DCNS/STX and the "Rosoboronexport" in 2011. France had to give the 1st ship "Vladivostok" in November of last year, but due to the events in Ukraine and the imposition of sanctions against Russia that never was. In early August, Moscow and Paris passed a conclusion on termination of validity of the contract for construction and supply of 2 ships-docks type " Mistral ". France after the return of Russian equipment installed on the "Mistral" will be able to dispose of the helicopter.