The Kremlin maintains the previous position on the situation with the " Mistral ", said the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.
""Mistral" can I add to what I already said, there is nothing "- Peskov said, quoted by RIA " Novosti ".
On Tuesday the Deputy head of the Board of the Military-industrial Commission Oleg Bochkarev said that the issue of transfer of "Mistral" Russia and France is not discussed, the narrative is about the amount of compensation. According to him, Russia will build their own helicopter instead of the French " Mistral ". Later Kommersant said that Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin announced a severe reprimand Bochkarev his for his presentation on the " Mistral ", as Russia formally from the helicopter is not refused. Fifteen of may, the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the situation with the "Mistral" Moscow adheres to the principle of " goods or money ", which was recorded at the meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and French leader Francois Hollande. Prior to that, sources said that France made a proposal to Russia to terminate the contract for production and delivery of 2 helicopter carrier type "Mistral" for 785 million euros. The contract for production and delivery of 2 helicopter carrier was signed between the French company DCNS and the "Rosoboronexport" in 2011. The price of the contract - 1, 2 billion euros. 1st ship- "Vladivostok" - was obliged to go to the Russian Federation in 2014, the second - "Sevastopol" in 2015. Against delivery of the vessels made in the USA. Last year 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 of France criticized the President of the Fifth Republic for refusing to put Russia "Mistral" alleging pressure from the capital of the USA.