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Official: France Will Pay Russia Back if Mistral class LHDs Are Not Delivered
 
According to French President François Hollande, "all hypotheses" regarding the delivery of the Mistral vessels would be discussed during his meeting with Putin in Yerevan scheduled for Friday.
According to French President François Hollande, "all hypotheses" regarding the delivery of the Mistral vessels would be discussed during his meeting with Putin in Yerevan scheduled for Friday.
 
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Naval Force News - Russia, France
 
 
 
Official: France Will Pay Russia Back if Mistral class LHDs Are Not Delivered
 
According to French President François Hollande, "all hypotheses" regarding the delivery of the Mistral vessels would be discussed during his meeting with Putin in Yerevan scheduled for Friday.

"On the Mistral topic, we will discuss all hypotheses" said the French Head of State at a joint press conference with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko. "And for the moment as I said, the delivery of Mistral vessels is not possible n the context that we know". "If the ships are not delivered, I do not see how they could be paid, it's a simple concept (...) According to the different assumptions, there will be payment or refund" he added.
     
According to French President François Hollande, "all hypotheses" regarding the delivery of the Mistral vessels would be discussed during his meeting with Putin in Yerevan scheduled for Friday.
Russian Navy Mistral class LHD Vladivostok
     
In a statement released back in September last year, the administration of the French president said that the country’s government thinks that the delivery of the first Mistral-class helicopter carrier would not be appropriate under the present circumstances, referring to the situation in eastern Ukraine. In November the French presidency announced that the first Mistral-class LHD, built for Russia was on hold "until further notice".

The ships are capable of carrying 16 helicopters, four landing craft, 70 armored vehicles and 450 soldiers, and are expected to be deployed with Russia’s Pacific Fleet.

Check out our technical datasheet to learn more about the Mistral class