Thursday

5th May 2016

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Putin delays payment for French Mistral warships

Moscow will not pay for two French-built Mistral-class warships until the second vessel has been delivered to the Russian navy, Anatoly Isaikin, head of Russia's state arms trade agency, told ITAR-Tass. French president Hollande said in July that delivery of the second ship would “depend on Moscow’s attitude” to Ukraine.

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