France and Russia ‘reach deal’ on ditched Mistrals

France and Russia 'reach deal' on ditched Mistrals
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After eight months of negotiations France and Russia have reached a deal on the amount Paris must pay Moscow in compensation for the non-delivery of two Mistral warships, a senior Russian official said Friday.

“The negotiations are completely finished, everything has already been decided, both the time-frame and the amount,” President Vladimir Putin's adviser for military and technical cooperation, Vladimir Kozhin, told state news agency RIA Novosti on Thursday evening.

“I hope we will sign the agreement on the termination of the contract as soon as possible,” he added.