The refusal of the French authorities to supply "Mistral" Russia will be costly to the reputation of France, said the people's Deputy of the European Parliament, the French political scientist Aymeric Chauprade.
"The decision by President Francois Hollande not to supply the Mistrals, not to perform the contract signed by the French government and the Russian government, it is the conclusion which is not only regrettable, it is a very bad, dangerous Decision for France, for France's interests, for failsafe French signature under international contracts," he said in an interview to television channel " ".
review policy " in the field of arms is carefully monitoring the reliability of the signature of the government."" When you sign a contract between States, between Russia and France, When was the last time France decides not to perform the contract, it is a bad signal that France is sending to other countries, " said Chauprade.
"I strongly condemn this Decision, which is very expensive to the reputation of France," he said.
On Tuesday, French foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that the dialogues with potential buyers built for Russia's helicopter carrier type "Mistral" are " in good conditions ". About this he said during the meeting of the Council on international Affairs of the French Parliament, which discussed the draft law on compensation of the Russian Federation for the termination of the contract on the " Mistral ". First high-ranking French politician also said that "serious" interest in the acquisition of ships show Canada, India, Singapore and Egypt. Speaking about the agreement with Russia about non-delivery of vessels, Fabius said that it had been concluded amicably.
the contract for production and delivery of 2 helicopter carrier type "Mistral" price of 1, 2 billion euros was signed between the French DCNS/STX and the "Rosoboronexport" in 2011. France had to give the 1st ship "Vladivostok" in November of last year, but due to the events in Ukraine and the imposition of sanctions against Russia that never was.
in early August, Moscow and Paris passed a conclusion on termination of validity of the contract for construction and supply of 2 ships-docks type " Mistral ". France after the return of Russian equipment installed on the "Mistral" will be able to dispose of the helicopter.
The Elysee Palace said on 26 August that the exact amount paid to Russia in connection with the termination of the contract, will be named in the transfer of the bill for consideration by French parliamentarians.