The former head of France Nicolas Sarkozy said at a meeting with compatriots in the Russian capital, which considers the termination of the contract with Russia for the supply 2 of helicopter carrier type "Mistral," said French Deputy, a member who arrived in the Russian capital of the French delegation Thierry Mariani.
"After talks with Putin, during a speech in front of 300 Frenchmen, he was asked about the" Mistral ". He said, because it (the termination of the contract – approx. OPINION) was a big mistake. He said, because it is very bad for France and for relations with Russia, because when we sign a contract with you, we play it ", – Mariani said the Agency Sputnik, RIA " Novosti ".
on Thursday the Former head of France Nicolas Sarkozy, arrived in the capital of Russia, called the Russian Federation as a great world power, which must bear an appropriate " world responsibility ". Also said that without the participation of the Russian capital is impossible to meet the challenges and urgent crises in the world. In addition, Sarkozy met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin said he was glad to discuss with the former President of France Nicolas Sarkozy a few questions regarding events in the European Union and the world, and likewise in bilateral relations. Sarkozy at the meeting with Putin expressed hope that Russia and the West will go from a period of confrontation that they are going through. Recall, on 6 August the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande agreed to stop the contract for the construction and supply of 2 amphibious assault ships of the " Mistral ". Last year in 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 United States.