Built in French shipyards under contract with Russia two helicopter type "Mistral" will remain at the disposal of France, it is reported in the appeal of the Elysee Palace.
"Both vessels remain the sole property of France and it ", - said in a communique issued on the results of telephone conversations of the President of the French Republic Francois Hollande and the head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
in addition, the Elysee Palace said That installed on the "Mistral" equipment after the termination of the contract will be dismantled and transferred to Russia." Russian equipment installed on ships, will be returned, " - said in a communique issued on the results of telephone conversations of the President of the French Republic Francois Hollande and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
the contract for production and delivery of 2 helicopter carrier type "Mistral" was signed between the French DCNS/STX and Rosoboronexport in 2011. France had to give the 1st ship "Vladivostok" in November of last year, but due to the events in Ukraine that has not yet been.
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