Pictured above: Russian sailors stand in formation in front of the Mistral-class helicopter carrier Vladivostok at the STX Les Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard site in Saint-Nazaire, western France, on November 25, 2014.
Reports concerning the sale, or non-sale, of two French-built Mistral-class helicopter carriers to Russia vary from month to month. However, Moscow is determined to collect its hardware. No doubt, in the end, the Ministry of Surrender in Paris will comply.
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