Tuesday

28th Mar 2017

Ticker

German politicians criticise France's warship deal with Russia

Roderich Kiesewetter, head of the Bundestag's foreign affairs committee, has criticised France's plan to deliver a warship to Russia in October. "An export of the French Mistral to Russia would be exactly the wrong signal," he told Handelsblatt. Karl-Georg Wellmann, head of the Bundestag's Germany/Ukraine MP group, was similarly critical.

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