Friday, July 31, 2015

Russia And France Agree On Compensation Terms For Failed Mistral Ship Deal

Two Mistral-class helicopter carriers Sevastopol (L) and Vladivostok are seen at the STX Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard site in Saint-Nazaire, western France, May 21, 2015. REUTERS/STEPHANE MAHE

Defense News/AFP: Russia Says Mistral Compensation Deal Reached

MOSCOW — Russia has reached a compensation deal with France for the non-delivery of two Mistral warships, a Kremlin aide has said, but Paris on Friday refused to confirm a final agreement.

The fate of the two Mistral helicopter carriers has plagued France-Russia ties for more than a year, following Paris' decision in November to put the €1.2 billion ($1.3 billion) deal on ice as the West slapped sanctions on
Moscow over its annexation of Crimea and alleged backing for separatist rebels in Ukraine.

"The negotiations are completely finished, everything has already been decided, both the time-frame and the amount," President Vladimir Putin's adviser for military and technical cooperation, Vladimir Kozhin, told state
news agency RIA Novosti on Thursday evening. "I hope we will sign the agreement on the termination of the contract as soon as possible."

WNU Editor: France is denying reports that a deal has been reached .... France Denies Russian Reports of Deal on Mistral Warship Compensation (Moscow Times/Reuters).

More News On Russia And France Agreeing On Compensation Terms For Failed Mistral Ship Deal

France, Russia reach Mistral compensation deal: RIA -- Reuters
Exposed: France Will Pay Russia $1.27 Billion for Mistral Non-Delivery -- Sputnik
Decision on Mistral helicopter carriers to be made by end of summer — French PM -- ITAR-TASS
France 'agrees to pay compensation' to Russia for cancelling delivery of $1.3bn helicopter carriers over Ukraine crisis -- Daily Mail
Mistral Military Ships Refund: Russia, France Agree To Terms For Undelivered Seacraft -- IBTimes
France and Russia ‘reach Mistral compensation deal’ -- Euronews
France, Russia in compensation deal on Mistral warships -- Deutsche Welle
Kremlin Aide Says Refund Deal Reached For Undelivered Mistral Warships -- Radio Free Europe
Collapse of Mistral deal to make Russia more pragmatic — lawmaker -- ITAR-TASS


Unknown said...

no they havnt hollande has denied a deal has been struck

War News Updates Editor said...

I know Peter St. John .... I put it in my WNU Editor comment. But I suspect that some deal has been agreed upon .... it just now needs to be prepared by the lawyers and then reviewed by the politicians.

Unknown said...

cheers super work wnu