France suspends delivery of Mistral to Russia
France suspends delivery of Mistral to Russia, French media says with the reference to Francois Hollande's office. According to the statement, “the actions taken recently by Russia in Eastern Ukraine go against the foundations of Europe's security". Yet this does not mean the cancellation of the contract. The contract is suspended until November.
Paris agreed in 2011 to build and sell the two advanced helicopter assault ships to Russia for a total of 1.2 billion euros with the first scheduled for delivery in October.