31 Jul '15, 3pm

Russia Says Mistral Compensation Deal Reached

Russia Says Mistral Compensation Deal Reached

Hollande Denies Agreement Reached on Compensation France has denied reports that a compensation agreement has been reached with Russia on the non-delivery of two French-built Mistral warships ordered by Moscow, including the Sevastopol, pictured here on its way for sea trials off Saint-Nazaire, France, in March. (Photo: GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images) 21 CONNECT 26 TWEET 17 LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE MOSCOW — Russia has reached a compensation deal with France for the non-delivery of two Mistral warships, a Kremlin aide has said, but Paris on Friday denied that a final agreement has been hammered out. The fate of the two Mistral helicopter carriers has plagued Franco-Russian ties for more than a year, following Paris' decision in November to put the €1.2 billion euro (US $1.3 billion) deal on ice as the West slapped sanctions on Moscow over its annexation of Crimea and all...

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