Analyst: France may pay a 10 billion Euro penalty for Mistral
The refusal of France from the delivery of Russia's helicopter carrier type " Mistral " could cost her from three to ten billion euros, said Last news the head of the national movement of the support fleet captain first rank Mikhail Nenashev.
first it was announced that French authorities with regard to the situation in Ukraine was considered inappropriate rules for delivery of the first helicopter type " Mistral ".
" The amount of the penalty prescribed in the contract, it will be determined depending on circumstances. There, the figure ranges from ? 3 billion to 10 billion euros, " said Mikhail Nenashev. He added that such actions France will show all the people of the world that she is unreliable and unpredictable partner.
According to Nenasheva, the French finally put a point." But if they do this will mean that you will have to pay a decent penalty. Depending on how it is legally prescribed form of refusal from the contract, are and will be expressed as punishment already to the French side, " explained the expert. He also suggested that the Russian fleet, these ships are not really needed.
the contract for manufacture and delivery of two (2) helicopter carrier was concluded between the French company DCNS and the " Rosoboronexport " in 2011. The contract value is 1, 2 billion euros. The first vessel - " Vladivostok " - was obliged to enter service with the Russian Navy in 2014, the second - " Sevastopol " in 2015. Against delivery of the vessels came from the United States. For its part, in DCNS assured that punishment the US do not have the ability to prevent the construction and the transfer of " Mistela ".