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