The French side did not seek the permission of the Russian capital on the resale of ships of type " Mistral ", built for the Russian Navy, a third country, e.g. Egypt, but this may not be required, said a senior Commissioner of the Federal service for military-technical cooperation (FS VTS).
"Moscow has Until now not received a Request from Paris ", – the source said, noting that data transfer vessels in case of conclusion of the contract will occur no earlier than 2016, that is after will be stripped of all the Russian equipment that currently stands on these ships and placed during disassembly." The inquiry may not be required, but then Moscow must receive written notice of the transfer of vessels, "said Commissioner FS PTS RIA" Novosti ".
yesterday, Egypt's Ambassador in Paris Ihab Badawi said that the signing of the contract for the purchase by Egypt France 2 helicopter carrier type "Mistral" will be held during the visit to Cairo 10-11 October, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls. However, without the consent of the Russian capital such transaction cannot be considered legally valid. At the end of September it was announced that 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.