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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.
The French Mistral being taken out to sea in Russia
20/03/2014 - France-Russia

France delays warship deal with Russia, but rules out suspension

France pushed back the sale of two high-tech Mistral warships to Russia on Thursday over the Crimea crisis.
17/06/2011 - France - Russia

France, Russia sign long-awaited Mistral sale

Russia on Friday signed a contract with France worth over a billion euros to buy two French Mistral-class warships.
06/04/2011 - France

Karachigate bribe case files stay secret

France’s Consultative Commission on Defence Secrets has refused to lift the veil on files related to alleged bribery during the sale of French military ships to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.

02/03/2011 - Libya

Libyan rebel forces retake Brega

Libyan opposition forces have retaken the town of Brega, in the east of the country, hours after government forces took control of it on Wednesday morning.

28/02/2011 - North Korea - South Korea

South Korea and US launch war exercises

US and South Korean troops on Monday launched major annual land, sea and air exercises. North Korea has threatened to turn Seoul into a "sea of flames" if provoked.

25/02/2011 - Russia - Japan

Russia may send French-built warships to Kuril islands

Russia may send one or two of the warships it is buying from France to help protect the Kuril chain of islands, which are the centre of a bitter dispute with Japan.