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Severing of contract on Mistrals proves French government's weakness

August 06, 2015, 1:07 UTC+3 PARIS
The Kremlin and the Elysees Palace said on Wednesday Russian and France had terminated the agreement on the Mistrals and France was reimbursing the appropriate costs to Russia
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PARIS, August 6. /TASS/. Conclusive refusal to supply two helicopter carriers of the Mistral class to Russia has displayed the feebleness of the French government that has to act with an eye to Washington and Brussels in conducting its policies, the deputy of the French National Assembly, Thierry Mariani, who represents the opposition right-off-center Republicans party said on Wednesday.

Hollande has made a concession and France has subdued to pressures from the US and the EU, he twittered, calling August 5 the day of mourning for what had been left of French independence.

Simultaneously, Mariani stressed the substantial financial damage that the disruption of the agreement on Mistrals would bring to France, adding that the authorities preferred hushing up this aspect of the problem for the time being.

The government could not sum up its courage and inform the taxpayers about the amounts of money this political and diplomatic disaster would cost them.

The Kremlin and the Elysees Palace said on Wednesday Russian and France had terminated the agreement on the Mistrals and France was reimbursing the appropriate costs to Russia.

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