BREAKING – RT: France says it cannot deliver Mistral warship to Russia over Ukraine

September 3, 2014

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Published time: September 03, 2014 16:03
Edited time: September 03, 2014 17:29

The Mistral-class helicopter carrier (Reuters/Stephane Mahe)

The Mistral-class helicopter carrier (Reuters/Stephane Mahe)

France has suspended delivery of the first of two Mistral helicopter carrier ships to Russia, due to events in eastern Ukraine.

“The situation is serious. Russia’s recent actions in the east of Ukraine contravene the fundamental principles of European security,” said a statement from the office of President Francois Hollande.

“The president of the Republic has concluded that despite the prospect of ceasefire, which has yet to be confirmed and put in place, the conditions under which France could authorise the delivery of the first helicopter carrier are not in place.”

The two ships were commissioned by Russia in 2011 at a cost of $1.6 billion. The first of these, the Vladivostok, was due to come into service at the end of this year, with the second, the Sevastopol, due to be…

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