Washington considers the interaction of France with Russia on " Mistress " untimely, taking into account the situation in Ukraine, said Tuesday at a press conference Deputy assistant to the President for national security Ben Rhodes.
" Our concerns about the Mistral concern that, we believe, given the situation in Ukraine, this is the wrong time to implement military deals, " said Commissioner of the administration of the President of the United States. He drew attention along with this that the American side is not seeking to politicize the issue.
before Tuesday, the head of the Russian Federation centuries Putin said that the Russian Federation is aware of the pressure of the USA to France because of " Mistrale " and regards this As blackmail.
in June 2011 France and Russia signed a contract price of 1, 2 billion euros for the construction of 2 French helicopter carrier type " Mistral " for the Russian Navy. As expected, the 1st ship - " Vladivostok " - will go into service of the Russian fleet in 2014, the second - Sevastopol - in 2015.