While the Russian press stated that the two warships were to be built, not in France as the first two examples, but in Russia, Moscow says it wants to first see operating two ships built in France before taking a decision.
Russia assures. No, she does not renounce the construction on the land of two Mistral warships today an optional firm order for a billion signed in June 2011 on two ships built in France, the sites STX Saint-Nazaire. This was said on Monday the Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, while Russian newspaper Vedomosti on Friday said that the Ministry of Defence decided to give these two projection and command (BPC).
Before taking any decision, the Russian government wants to first test the Mistral built in France. "So far, everything is as expected. Should be the first two ships are finished and see how is going their operations in order to take a final decision," he said.
After the publication of the article in Vedomosti, a Russian military source had told the agency Ria-Novosti that Moscow had not waived these two buildings of 200 meters long but had rejected their construction from 2013 to 2016. "We must first determine the role and place of these ships in the Russian fleet," she said.