Specialist: the Decision on " Mistress " will weaken the defense industry in France
The head of the French Republic Francois Hollande took a short-sighted conclusion about the transfer of the delivery of helicopter carrier type " Mistral ", undermining confidence in the country, said a scientist at the Institute of strategy And conflict Olivier Zajec in an interview to the magazine Marianne.
" This decision is politically short-sighted, because we have a long-term desire to build a more Mature relationship with Russia. And we fail to achieve this, breaking their promises, " said Olivier Zajec, RIA " Novosti ". For reviews of the analyst, the decision Francois Hollande weakens the defense industry in France And undermines the credibility of the country, because " one of the main advantages of the French proposals in the field of arms has always been an alternative to the technological And regulatory vassalization US, " said Zajac." for this reason such a decision, " says the specialist, is pleased only ossified Atlanticist, and we demonstrated commitment to a strategic position, which is contrary to our own interests (and not only French but also European) ". The head of the French Republic Francois Hollande on November 25 announced the decision to stop at some time the delivery of the first helicopter type " Mistral " for the Russian Federation because of the situation in Ukraine. Thus the French elite were divided on the issue of " Mistral ". Simultaneously, the Deputy Russian defense Minister Yury Borisov said that Moscow wants to wait patiently for the execution of the contract for helicopter carrier. Russian authorities consider the possibility of going to court. In the case of final refusal to supply Moscow two Mistral France will have to pay Russia for about 3 billion euros. Remember, the 1st " Mistral " built in French shipyards in Saint-Nazaire for the Russian Federation - " Vladivostok " - had to be handed over to the Russian side on 14 November, However, the ceremony was cancelled at the initiative of Paris. Discussions around the ship resumed on November 18 - once the French media announced the discharge vessel of the Russian sailors, who for some time held it training. However, Russian sources later said that sailors still allowed. The second ship of the type " Mistral " - " Sevastopol " - November 20, was launched in the French Saint-Nazaire.