Speaking about sanctions, Hollande said they were necessary.
At the same time he said that the sanctions would wield impact both on Russia and Europe - on its economic growth. So he said all sides were interested in Ukraine’s settlement.
“Russia should be Europe’s partner,” the French president said in conclusion.
The Mistral-type helicopter carriers have a displacement of 21 tons, maximum body length - 210 meters, speed - 18 knots, range - up to 20,000 miles. The crew is 170 members, and in addition it can take on board 450 people. Each ship is capable of carrying a fleet of 16 helicopters. Six of them can be simultaneously deployed on the flight-deck. The cargo deck can accommodate more than 40 tanks or 70 motorized vehicles.
Mistral landing helicopter carriers are capable of performing four tasks at the same time: receive helicopters, land troops, and act as a command post and a floating hospital.