DCNS denies rumours of delivering the Mistral to Russia in the next days.

Sebastopol in St Nazaire, photo Bernard Grua

STX spokesman declaration?

Russian Newspaper wrote earlier today that an STX spokesman declared that they would deliver the Mistral to Russia in the next days, weeks.

We contacted Delphine Glédel, official spokesman of STX that suggested we get in touch with DCNS directly.

French envoy: for the moment there is no reason to deliver the Mistral

In a video interview given to Bloomberg, on the 22nd of Oct, France’s ambassador to the U.S Gerard Araud declared that there is no reason so far to deliver the Mistrals.

Here is a transcript of this interview:

Does France at this point see any reason to ease up sanctions against Russia?