France repaid Russia over 1 bln euros for Mistral-class helicopter carriers

The money amounting to over EUR1 billion that France has repaid to Moscow for the non-supply of the Mistral-class helicopter carriers is already in Russian bank accounts, a source in the Russian government told Interfax on Aug.31.

The money amounting to over 1 billion euros that France has repaid to Moscow for the non-supply of the Mistral-class helicopter carriers is already in Russian bank accounts, a source in the Russian government told Interfax on Aug.31.

"France has transferred over 1 billion euros for the unsupplied Mistral-class helicopter carriers in accordance with the intergovernmental agreement with Russia. This amount includes the payment for the vessels and compensation for the indirect costs incurred by Moscow in the construction of the helicopter carriers," the source said.

The source emphasized that "the money is already in the Russian accounts."

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