The former head of France Nicolas Sarkozy said at a meeting with compatriots in the Russian capital, which considers the termination of the contract with Russia for the supply 2 of helicopter carrier type " Mistral ", said the Agency French Deputy, a member who arrived in the Russian capital of the French delegation Thierry Mariani.
Former French President and leader of the party "the Republicans" Nicolas Sarkozy arrived in the Russian capital last night. On Thursday, He spoke at MGIMO, and also met with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
According to the MP, the meeting between Sarkozy and Putin lasted about 2 hours." The first thing we notice is the fact the actual visit. Because He (Sarkozy) for 2 hours talked with Putin. It was planned to exchange views on Syria, Ukraine, of Europe and of punishments, " he said.
After talks with Putin the Former head of France spoke before the French community in the capital of Russia." While there, He performed in front of 300 Frenchmen, he was asked about the " Mistral ". He said, because it (the termination of the contract - ed.) was a big mistake, He said, because it is very bad for France and for relations with Russia, Because when we sign a contract with you, we play it, " added Mariani.
the contract for production and delivery of 2 helicopter carrier type "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 last year, but due to the events in Ukraine and the imposition of sanctions against Russia that never was. In early August, Moscow and Paris adopted a conclusion on termination of validity of the contract on the " Mistral ".