French printed Edition of Le Monde writes that the end of a protracted history With the delivery of Russia's helicopter carrier type "Mistral" will have " a positive impact on the presidency Francois Hollande ".
The supply of Russian helicopter "never liked Paris," writes Le Monde, explaining: "Since the beginning of negotiations in 2009, part of the French General staff quickly had opposed such a Treaty ".
The then French leader Nicolas Sarkozy began dialogues on the supply of "Mistral" Russia only from the desire to maintain good relations With and Express support for the workers of the shipyards of San Nazaire, transmits the contents of the article in Le Monde, RIA " Novosti ". The journal emphasizes that "the contract did not prevent the French diplomacy to continue to play one of the leading roles in the Ukrainian conflict, but the deal on the "Mistral" has always had complicated relations With Russia and " irritated part of the European partners of France. In the leadership of the Russian Federation stated that the French have already transferred their compensation, and the matter is closed. The exact figure is not known, but, according to the French military, it is less than 1, 2 billion euros. Official Paris believes the way out is " best possible ", opposing political force not agree With him. The right leader of the French party "national front" marine Le Pen on Thursday said that France had undermined its own credibility by signing the document on termination of the contract With Russia for the supply of helicopter carrier type " Mistral ". Le Pen believes that such measures taken by the country's leadership, " clearly indicate their subordination to the United States, which openly demanded the suspension of the contract in terms of weapons, concluded With Russia." In NATO, one way or another, to explain the Russian-French agreement on termination of the contract. Remember, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande agreed to halt the validity of the contract for construction and supply of 2 amphibious assault ships of the " Mistral ". July 10, stated that Moscow and Paris has prepared a draft agreement on the "Mistral" – document will be signed after his statement at the government level country pairs. The contract for production and delivery of 2 helicopter carrier, signed in 2011 by the French company DCNS and Rosoboronexport, was estimated at 1, 2 billion euros. 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.