The head of the French Republic Francois Hollande on Thursday said that Paris is without question will find buyers for 2 helicopter carrier type " Mistral ", built on the Russian request, but have not been transferred to Russia, reported by the media.
"No difficulties to find buyers, will not" – reports the words of Francois Hollande, RIA "news" referring to Agency France-Presse. The head of the Republic equally, on Thursday said that France would not pay any fines due to the rupture of the contract with Russia " Mistral ".
remember, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande on Wednesday agreed to halt the validity of the contract for construction and supply of 2 amphibious assault ships of the " Mistral ". In April, Vladimir Putin said that Moscow will not require from Paris payments penalties and exorbitant fines for non-delivery of helicopter carrier type " Mistral ", but hopes that the French government will reimburse Russia costs. According to French media reports, the costs associated with the work of the Russian experts on the dismantling of equipment destined for the Russian Federation " Mistral ", France will pay. 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 in France has criticized the President of the Fifth Republic for refusing to put Russia "Mistral" alleging pressure from the capital of the USA.