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“France honours fully its liabilities and the warship will be supplied to Russia after the signing of the acceptance act with Rosoboronexport within a deadline set in the contract,” the source noted.
“We will receive Vladivostok in the near future. The warship is staying in Saint Nazaire with fully prepared crew and is ready to set out in the sea as long as all formalities are finalised,” the Russian representative added.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who is in charge of Russia's defense industry, on Wednesday announced that the first Mistral helicopter carrier will be handed over to Russia by the French side on November 14. He said that Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport had got an invitation to arrive in Saint-Nazaire on November 14 for the ceremony of handing over the first Vladivostok Mistral-type helicopter carrier. The French side, however, could not confirm his words.
French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on Thursday the conditions have not yet been met to deliver Mistral helicopter carriers to Russia.
The €1.12 billion contract for building Mistrals for the Russian Navy was concluded in June 2011. The first Mistral-class ship, the Vladivostok, is expected to be delivered by late 2014. The second ship, the Sevastopol, is due to arrive next year.
France suspended the delivery of the first two Mistrals to Russia as part of a package of sanctions the European countries imposed on Moscow for an alleged role the West ascribes to Russia in destabilization of the crisis in eastern Ukraine.