In the waters of the French port of Saint-Nazaire on the first day of the week need to start running test helicopter type "Mistral" - " Sevastopol ". It is expected that the test will be completed at the end of the week, March 20, the source said.
"The ship for the first time will be released in the open sea to allow running tests and checking of navigational systems. Expected back in port, the ship will return at the end of the week, March 20, " he told the news Agency a source in the shipbuilding industry. He noticed that the work to complete the erection of the "Sevastopol" go " under contract ". In February airborne equipment airborne vertoletnogo ship dock began to transmit a signal to the international Automatic identification system Automatic Identification System, AIS). Remember, March 12, Paris officially took on his own shoulders the responsibility for the failure to supply the Russian helicopter carrier type " Mistral ", noting, because this decision was " sovereign ". on 13 February the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande after held in Minsk summit on the situation in Ukraine said that the rules for the transmission of the first Russian Mistral is still not done. Remember, France was built by the order of Russia two Mistral. One of the helicopter carrier is ready for transfer, but France has suspended the supply of provisions in Ukraine. While opposing political force and the French unions criticized Hollande for refusing to supply Russia's Mistral, hinting at the pressure from the capital of the United States. In the case of final refusal to supply Moscow two Mistral France will have to pay Russia for about 3 billion euros. Russia has already prepared all the documents for submission to the court of France. As said defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, paid by France compensation for breach of contract will be sent to the program of rearmament of the Russian army.