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  • Russian sailors to leave France after suspension of warship deal

    By RFI
    French shipbuilder DCNS confirmed Wednesday that 400 Russian sailors were to leave the country “before year-end holidays” following Paris’s suspension of a controversial warship deal with Moscow.
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    The sailors had been in the French port city of Saint-Nazaire since June, training aboard theVladivostok, the first of two Mistral-class ships whose delivery was delayed and then suspended in late November. “The Russian sailors will return before the year-end holidays,” a DCNS spokesperson said, adding there was “no delivery date” planned for the Vladivostok at the time being.
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    The delivery was indefinitely suspended after France came under pressure from its Nato allies not to deliver the warships, risking fines for not fulfilling a 1.2-million-euro contract signed between Russia and partly state-owned DCNS in 2011.

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