The President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov explained the message of the completion of negotiations on the payment of a Paris Moscow penalties for non-delivery of helicopter carrier type " Mistral ".
"There have been statements by assistant to the President Kozhina. Me on this topic as long as nothing to add ", – quoted expression Peskov RIA " Novosti ".
yesterday the assistant to the President of the Russian Federation on the issues of military-technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin said that the dialogue of Russia with France on the "Mistral" is finished, and determines the timing and the amount that Paris would pay Moscow. According to his statement, the contract will be formally terminated in the near future, then the amount will be announced that France will pay. First French head of the Ministry of defense Jean-Yves Le Drian announced that France would not deliver the Mistrals to the Russian Federation, and aware, because it will cost the country approximately 1.2 billion euros. In response to a clarifying question, and the truth whether the final decision will be announced in the upcoming week and the amount of the penalty will be 1, 2 million euros, according to the newspaper " Kommersant ", the President's press Secretary said: "Well" Kommersant " know better "." I have nothing to add on this topic ", – he finished. First it was claimed that Moscow and Paris has prepared a draft Treaty on the helicopter carrier " Mistral ", the document will be signed after his statement on the level of governments pairs of countries, but as long as it was not. On June 27, French printed illustrated edition Challenges wrote that Precipitate to make payments for the "Mistral" is not more than 1 billion euros. Review of the publication, this number will be " easier to operate ", providing explanations of the French community are made large payments under the contract. The contract for production and delivery of 2 helicopter carrier was signed between the French company DCNS and 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.