It was expected that they will return to St. Petersburg on the “Mistral” and then float to port its deployment in Vladivostok.
Russian sailors, who were a few months training in helicopter “Mistral”, built in France, have left the country. The ship “Smolny”, whose crew consists of 400 sailors left the port of Saint-Nazaire and swam in the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday, November 18.
According to the spokesman of the Ministry of Defense of France, the Russian sailors can still return, “due to the fact that the issue of delivery (Russia – Ed.) Ship” Mistral “is not accepted.”
Russian sailors arrived in Saint-Nazaire in late June. It was expected that they will return to St. Petersburg on the “Mistral” and then float to port its deployment in Vladivostok.
Earlier, it was reported that France could never pass “Mistral” of Russia.
It was also reported that Russia has prepared all documents for submission to the court on France if helicopter “Mistral” will be delivered under the contract.
Russia and France signed a contract for the supply of helicopter in June 2011, the amount of the contract is $ 1.5 billion.