The French government has Until now not appealed to Russia with the request about the possibility of re-sale of the helicopter carrier type "Mistral" to Egypt, without which this deal is impossible, said a senior Commissioner of the Federal service for military-technical cooperation (FS VTS).
"Paris still has not appealed to Moscow asking for the possibility of resale of Russian "Mistral" to a third party, in this case, if reports are to be believed Egypt ", – said the interviewer RIA " Novosti ".
at the same time he said that the delegation of the Russian experts working in the shipyards of San Nazaire in connection with the necessity of dismantling the Russian communication systems, and weapons control." Completion of works is scheduled for November 22 ", – confirmed Commissioner of the Federal Assembly of the PTS. Last week the head of the French Republic 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 stated 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. Prior to this, 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. On 6 August the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande 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 in France has criticized the President of the Fifth Republic for refusing to put Russia " Mistral ", alleging pressure from the capital of the United States.