Victoria Ivanova. Restoration of military And industrial cooperation with Russia, for example, in regard to shipbuilding, there would be desirable but unlikely in the current French authorities, says an expert on the armaments of the French research centre Iris Philip Migo.
"In order to comment on the words of President Hollande, should 1st of all understand what kind of ships is it - about the military, what were the" Mistral ", or civil. This is not Hollande said, " said Migaud journalist Last news .
according to the interviewer Agency, If the story is about civilian ships, on their sale does not need the permission of the head of the country." If the head of France stated about the military court, given that the situation in Ukraine as unstable, the words Hollande have the opportunity to testify about the fact that He nourishes the hope of improving the situation, And that barriers To sales of military courts of the Russian Federation will be no more, " - emphasizes the expert.
He believes that the restoration of cooperation between the Paris And the capital of Russia on the issues of military-technical cooperation has occurred would be desirable For France, but as long as it is quite unlikely.
"for example , the "Mistral" we have shown that If Russia does something that someone doesn't like it, we take that back, for that reason, I don't know if we can re-build ships For Russia. It would be highly desirable, If we started after the break military And industrial cooperation with Moscow, but I think that the current French regime Is highly unlikely. And another question - whether It be Russia? This is a big issue, " drew the attention of the Migo.
last night during a visit of the French shipyards of Saint-Nazaire, which built the destined For the Russian Federation, but in the end sold to Egypt, the helicopter carrier type " Mistral ", the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande said that the country wants to sell Russia new ships, despite the failure of the contract for the supply of " Mistral ". He has noticed that " relations with Russia, which agreed to cancel the contract, get better ".
a contract for production And delivery of 2- "Mistral" cost 1, 2 billion Euro was concluded between the French DCNS/STX And the "Rosoboronexport" in 2011. France had to give 1st ship "Vladivostok" in November 2014, but due to the events in Ukraine And the imposition of sanctions against Russia. In early August, Moscow And Paris terminated the contract for the construction And supply of 2 ships-docks-type " Mistral ".
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 on the sale of Egypt 2 destined For the Russian Federation helicopter carrier. The contract for the manufacture And delivery of vessels was signed in Cairo on October 10, in the presence of al-Sisi And Prime Minister of France Manuel Valls. It is assumed that the port of Egypt, the ships will arrive in the summer of 2016.