The head of the French Republic Francois Hollande during the trip in Saint-Nazaire boarded one built for Russia and eventually sold to Egypt helicopter carrier type " Mistral ", reports Ouest-France.
according to the publication, the story is about the ship, which was built first and is named " Vladivostok ". It is noteworthy that shortly before the visit of the head of the country This name originated is removed from the ship.
"This is a very high-quality ships. We had a lot of suggestions. We were able to find out in just a few weeks, " said Hollande correspondents.
a contract for production and delivery of 2- "Mistral" cost 1, 2 billion Euro was concluded between the French DCNS/STX and the "Rosoboronexport" in 2011. France had to give 1st ship "Vladivostok" in November 2014, but due to the events in Ukraine and the imposition of sanctions against Russia. In early August, Moscow and Paris terminated the contract for the construction and supply of 2 ships-docks-type " Mistral ".
at the end of September it was announced that the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande reached an agreement with its Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the sale of Egypt 2 destined for the Russian Federation helicopter carrier. The contract for the manufacture and delivery of vessels was signed in Cairo on October 10, in the presence of al-Sisi and Prime Minister of France Manuel Valls. It is assumed that the port of Egypt, the ships will arrive in the summer of 2016.