Despite "serious consequences," France must get out of Mistral deal with Russia




The Mistral-class helicopter carriers built in France and destined for Russia in a $1.5 billion deal must not be handed over to Moscow. Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said the French must be "creative" in wriggling out of their commitment to provide Russia with the two state-of-the-art warships. The first Mistral was due to be delivered in October but France postponed it as the Ukrainian crisis deepened and Paris feared recriminations from its allies in Europe for boosting Ru...
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