The Russian Federation after the termination of the contract with the French side are not interested in the future fate of helicopter " Mistral ", said Last news a member of the defence Department of the state Duma Franz Klintsevich.
first of Agence France Press has informed that the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande has reached agreement with its Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the conditions of sale 2 destined for Russia's helicopter carrier type " Mistral ".
"I believe that after receiving money from France, the issue with the "Mistral" for the Russian Federation is closed. Now they have the opportunity to do with their ships anything: to keep, to sell to other countries. We just need to eat. Even so it has the chance to be on the acquisition of these vessels, so to speak, through the hands of others. I repeat: the "Mistral" for the Russian Federation - the passed stage, " said the Klintsevich.
the contract for production and delivery to the Russian Federation 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 adopted an opinion on the stop of the contract. France after the return of Russian equipment installed on the "Mistral" will be able to dispose of the helicopter.