France halts delivery of warship to Russia

  • France has indefinitely halted the delivery of a warship to Russia, media reports say. The controversial delivery has been placed under suspension “until further notice” as a fallout of the ongoing unrest in Ukraine.

    The west blames Moscow for supporting pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine.

    France and Russia had signed a $1.6 billion deal in 2011 in which Russia had ordered two Mistral assault ships. The Vladivostok, the first of the two, was due to be handed over this month.


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