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One of the Mistral warships in the Saint Nazaire dockyard
25/11/2014 - France - Russia

France suspends Mistral warship delivery to Russia over Ukraine crisis

France has suspended delivery of a high-tech Mistral warship to Russia over the Ukraine conflict. Moscow says it will not take legal action “for the moment”.

The Mistral Vladivostok at the STX  Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, April 2014
21/11/2014 - France - Russia

Second Russian Mistral warship nears launch in French shipyard

The second Mistral warship being built for Russia by French shipbuilders was placed in the dock in Brittany's Saint-Nazaire shipyard on Thursday night.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin during his bilateral meeting with France's President François Hollande
16/11/2014 - France - Russia - G20

Hollande ‘won’t be pressured’ over warship delivery to Russia

French President François Hollande will not be pressured into delivering two Mistral warships being built in France for Russia, he said after the G20 summit in Australia on Sunday.
French President Francois Hollande (R) with Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan as he leaves the Elysée Palace in Paris
31/10/2014 - France - Turkey - Syria

Erdogan slams world’s support for Kobane, Hollande prevaricates

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at the US and its allies for paying too much attention to the Syrian town of Kobane, where Kurdish forces are fighting the Islamic State (IS) armed ...
Shipbuilders show their wares in Paris amid Russia mistral row
31/10/2014 - On-the-spot France

Shipbuilders show their wares in Paris amid Russia mistral row

France and Russia have traded swipes this week over a controversial warship deal.
The Mistral-class helicopter carrier Vladivostok at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire
30/10/2014 - France - Russia

France denies Mistral warships to be handed over to Russia in November

France has denied a Russian claim that the first of two warships being built in French shipyards for Moscow is ready to be handed over in mid-November.
Anti-missile system SAMP/T by Thales, in Kielce, southern Poland, 2 September 2014.
29/09/2014 - France - Poland - Russia

Poland pressures France over Mistral deal with Russia

Poland said on Monday that the possibility that France could supply Russia with a Mistral warship makes it difficult for Warsaw to opt for French missile shields.

The Mistral-class helicopter carrier Vladivostok at the STX Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard site in Saint-Nazaire, 4 September 2014.
04/09/2014 - France - Russia

France suspends delivery of warships to Russia

France was decided not  to deliver the first of two helicopter carriers to Russia for now because of Moscow's actions in eastern Ukraine, the French president's office said on Wednesday.

12/08/2014 - France

Russia says it will only pay for French mistral warships after full delivery

Russia said on Tuesday it will not pay for the Mistral warships that France is building until both ships have been delivered.


 

A Mistral warship
09/05/2014 - France - US- Russia - Ukraine

US, France fall out over French warship sale to Russia

French officials have expressed astonishment at US diplomat Victoria Nuland’s “concern” over the sale of two French warships to Russia.
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