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Ukraine conflict: France reimburses Russia for two helicopter carriers

Thursday, August 6th 2015 - 05:22 UTC
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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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  • Chicureo

    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.

    The Russians will build even better ships for the Russian Federation.

    Aug 06th, 2015 - 10:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    How are the French losers?

    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.

    Aug 06th, 2015 - 11:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Who will France sell the ships to ?
    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.

    Aug 06th, 2015 - 07:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    I'm quite sure many countries would want them, you need to think big pockets and my guess would be UAE, Jordan or Saudi.

    Aug 07th, 2015 - 05:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    You may well be right,
    after all, someone has to buy them.

    Aug 08th, 2015 - 06:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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