Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin confirmed that France informed the Russian Federation on the negotiations on the "Mistral" to Egypt.
"Confirm that the French side kept us informed of negotiations with partners about the sale of Mistral-class helicopter carrier type" Mistral ", - Rogozin wrote on Twitter.
yesterday the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov noted that the deal France and Egypt on the "Mistral" takes into account the desire of Russia." When informed about the fact that the issue of "Mistral" in bilateral Russian-French relations has been exhausted, then you probably remember the caveat about the fact that in the transfer of "Mistral" French side to a third party will take into account the desire of Russia ", - has reminded it. To the question, was that taken into account the desire of Russia "transferred" to Egypt, Peskov said that " the transfer is made, it means, takes into account Russian wishes."" This understanding was achieved",-has added a press-the Secretary. On Wednesday it was claimed that Francois Hollande reached an agreement with its Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi under the terms of the sale 2 destined for the Russian Federation helicopter type " Mistral ". It was claimed that the amount of the contract will amount to 950 million euros. It is planned that one of the "Mistral" will be on duty in the Red sea, and another will take the position in the Mediterranean. On the same day it Was announced that Russia and Egypt have concluded the contract on manufacturing and delivery of 50 helicopters Ka-52 " alligator ", it is possible to transfer to the Egyptian side of the machines in deck form. Last week the Minister of industry and trade D. Manturov said that because of the cheapening of the ruble, Russia received after cancellation of the contract on the "Mistral" two times more than I paid. Remember, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande on August 6 agreed to stop the contract for the construction and supply of 2 amphibious assault ships of the " Mistral ". Last year in 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 criticized the French President of the Fifth Republic for refusing to put Russia " Mistral ", alleging pressure from the capital of the USA.