Find out the reasons, the result of which France renounced to put the Russian helicopter "Mistral". According to the senators, did NATO, namely Poland. Authorities powers began to blackmail the abolition of solid contracts in the case of the supply ships to Russia.
The French side deal with Russia on the helicopter carrier class "Mistral" is the result of external pressure NATO. It was admitted by the commissioners at the French Senate.
"There was strong external pressure from the Eastern European States in the scale of the NATO parliamentary Assembly", - quotes TASS of the Rapporteur of the Senate Committee Robert del Picchia. According to him, Poland has started to blackmail the cancellation of some contracts. "Poland threatened France to suspend the negotiations on the deal to buy 50 helicopters "Caracal" in the amount of 2.5 billion Euro, in case of transfer of helicopter carrier of the Russian Federation", - said the French Senator.
Earlier, French President Francois Hollande confirmed the conclusion of the agreement on implementation of helicopter carrier "Mistral" to Egypt. From an unknown source it is known that the amount of the transaction amounted to 950 million euros. With this amount Egypt can help Saudi Arabia.
Remember, the initial contract for the supply 2 of helicopter carrier type "Mistral" at the price of 1.2 billion euros was signed between French and Russian parties in 2011. France had to send the 1st ship "Vladivostok" in early November 2014, but the result of events in Ukraine and introduction of sanctions against Russia this did not happen. In August 2015 the parties agreed to break the contract.
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