BBC News – Ukraine crisis: France halts warship delivery to Russia

President Francois Hollande’s office blamed Moscow’s recent actions in Ukraine.

France had until now resisted pressure to halt the delivery, saying it had to respect an existing contract.

Russia’s Deputy Defence Minister Yury Borisov said the French decision would not hold back Moscow’s plans to reform its armed forces.

“Although of course it is unpleasant and adds to certain tensions in relations with our French partners, the cancelling of this contract will not be a tragedy for our modernisation,” he said, quoted by Itar-Tass news agency.

via BBC News – Ukraine crisis: France halts warship delivery to Russia.

We’ll have to wait to see if France cancels the delivery, or simply waits for the political situation to quiet down before delivering.

4 thoughts on “BBC News – Ukraine crisis: France halts warship delivery to Russia”

  1. A savvy political operator would come up with a way to reward the French for not delivering these ships, like offering to buy them for more than what the Russians are paying and re-selling them at a good price to a strong ally.

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