Construction of Second Mistral Gives Hope for Fulfilment of Contract
The ongoing construction of the second “Mistral” at the shipyard in Saint-Nazaire brings hope in the performance of the contract by the French side. This was announced by the Deputy Director General of the state corporation “Rostec” on foreign economic cooperation Dmitry Shugaev.
“We are all witnesses to the fact that the first ship “Mistral” is not delivered, while the second is being built. This gives hope that the problem will be solved. We hope for a positive outcome of all this history,” he said in radio station “Echo of Moscow”.
According to Shugaev, France also hardly likes this story of “Mistral”, “because it shows our French comrades not with the best hand.”
He also did not rule out that the situation around the “Mistral” could serve as one of the reasons for the refusal of India on purchases of French fighters Rafale.