MOSCOW, May 9. /TASS/. France can’t make decisions on the sale of Mistral helicopter carriers without Russia’s consent as the Russian Federation has the end user certificate, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Saturday.
"The stern sections are ours. We have the end user certificate for them. They can’t do anything without our permission," Rogozin told journalists.
He described all manipulations designed to sell or flood Mistrals as attempts by "their (French) military to blackmail their politicians."
He said the vessels built for Russia’s navy are fully Russified and adapted to Russian naval standards.
"We are controlling everything," Rogozin said. "Everything will be okay."
He said the final political decision on the part of France will be made by the French president, but did not comment whether Moscow will sue France over the delay in Mistral delivery or who will make that kind of decision.