Delivery of arms from France to Russia will not be affected by EU sanctions imposed on Moscow.
France’s delivery of two warships to Russia will not be affected by the current EU sanctions imposed on the country due to the Ukraine crisis, according to RIA Novosti.
"At the moment they are not affected by the sanctions," French Permanent Representative to the UN Gerard Araud said, adding that the sanctions are only target individuals.
"Of course, if there are new sanctions, they should be respected, but so far sanctions do not affect the deliveries," Araud confirmed.
In 2011, Russia and France signed a contract worth 1.2 billion euros for the construction of two Mistral-class helicopter carriers for the Russian Navy. The first ship, the Vladivostok, built at the STX shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, is due to be delivered by the end of the year and the second, the Sevastopol, is scheduled to be handed over next year.
The ships, to be commissioned into Russia's Pacific Fleet, are capable of each carrying 16 helicopters, four landing craft, 70 armored vehicles, and 450 soldiers.
The United States has prevented investment firm Merrill Lynch from acting as adviser to a major Turkish defense contractor as a rebuke to Turkeys plans to buy missiles from a US blacklisted Chinese company. This latest development comes only a day after the US prevented WestCAM Solutions, an American company from selling camera systems and laser pointers to Turkey for its newly developed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the Karayel
Turkeys decision to select a Chinese missile manufacturer despite US opposition have underscored Uncle Sams inability to enforce military sanctions against Chinese companies. The US went against its own sanctions law to award Rosoboronexport of Russia a contract to supply helicopters to Afghanistan
Turkey has imposed undisclosed penalties on Boeing for major delays in the US companys spy plane program, a top Turkish official said. Turkish Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz said major delays in Turkeys multibillion-dollar program for the purchase of four airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft from Boeing were due to the companys failure in developing the system as well as other uncontrolled events within the program
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The French Air Force took delivery of the first of three upgraded KC-135s last week, according to an official statement. The upgrade of the KC-135RGs operated by the Escadron de Ravitaillement en Vol (In-flight refueling squadron, ERV) primarily concerns avionics, through the RENO GATM (Global Air Traffic Management) standard
Facing arms sales embargo from Spain and possibly the UK over its war in in Gaza, Israel in an ironic twist has suspended military contracts with Russia over its action in Crimea. While Russia faces multiple sanctions from around the world for its involvement in the Ukrainian crisis, Israel is under fire for its month-long assault on the Palestinian enclave of Gaza
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