A deal has been agreed in which Russia will receive compensation for France's decision last year to cancel the sale of two warships. France will fully refund Russia for the two helicopter carriers. The deal was worth €1.2bn ($1.3bn) and Russia made an advance payment of about €840m. Read full article
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Truly sad for the French ship workers and worse for the French economy. Yes, Russia is a bad boy in he European political theatre, but the real losers are the French.Aug 06th, 2015 - 10:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
The Russians will build even better ships for the Russian Federation.
How are the French losers?Aug 06th, 2015 - 11:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
They still build the ships so the workers still have jobs. And if Russia could build ships like that then they would have.
Principles sometimes cost money. Russia is without ships it wanted and France can sell them elsewhere.
Who will France sell the ships to ?Aug 06th, 2015 - 07:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Hollande said today that France will have no trouble selling the ship's.
could NATO buy them, could Britain buy them and convert them, would it be feasible,
The Spanish , Greece , Italy turkey or even Egypt ,
the USA or perhaps one of their friends in south America,
Who will buy them, ??????
just a thought.
@4Aug 07th, 2015 - 05:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
I'm quite sure many countries would want them, you need to think big pockets and my guess would be UAE, Jordan or Saudi.
You may well be right,Aug 08th, 2015 - 06:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
after all, someone has to buy them.