Russia ready to receive French refund for undelivered ship - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Russia ready to receive French refund for undelivered ship

Posted:

 The Kremlin says that the annulment of a contract for France to deliver a warship to Russia wouldn't strain ties.

   President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said at a briefing Friday that it's up to France to deliver the Mistral-class warship or offer a refund. He added that the issue wouldn't cause any problems in bilateral relations.

   The Russian business daily Kommersant reported that France has offered a refund of 785 million euros ($894 million), while Russia wants France to pay nearly 1.2 billion euros. Asked about the report, Peskov wouldn't comment on how much Russia wants France to pay.

   France, which suspended the delivery "until further notice" last year because of the conflict in Ukraine, hasn't yet made any announcement about the cancellation of the contract.

  • InternationalMore>>

  • The wink, the slouch -- the non-verbal cues at the summit

    The wink, the slouch -- the non-verbal cues at the summit

    Monday, July 16 2018 3:12 PM EDT2018-07-16 19:12:38 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 9:16 PM EDT2018-07-17 01:16:58 GMT
    Two alpha males, Russian President Vladimir Putin's trademark macho posture collided with President Donald Trump's classic power stance as the two leaders met on the world stage in Finland.More >>
    Two alpha males, Russian President Vladimir Putin's trademark macho posture collided with President Donald Trump's classic power stance as the two leaders met on the world stage in Finland.More >>
  • US open to direct talks with Taliban, officials say

    US open to direct talks with Taliban, officials say

    Monday, July 16 2018 6:22 PM EDT2018-07-16 22:22:17 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 9:16 PM EDT2018-07-17 01:16:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini). Security personnel patrol near a park where a would-be attacker was killed in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, July 16, 2018. A would-be suicide attacker was shot and killed by police in Kabul before he was able to get close to ...(AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini). Security personnel patrol near a park where a would-be attacker was killed in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, July 16, 2018. A would-be suicide attacker was shot and killed by police in Kabul before he was able to get close to ...
    U.S. officials say the United States is open to holding direct talks with the Taliban to encourage negotiations between the militant group and the Afghan government to end 17 years of war.More >>
    U.S. officials say the United States is open to holding direct talks with the Taliban to encourage negotiations between the militant group and the Afghan government to end 17 years of war.More >>
  • World Cup win gives France new set of heroes, needed boost

    World Cup win gives France new set of heroes, needed boost

    Monday, July 16 2018 3:45 AM EDT2018-07-16 07:45:42 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 9:11 PM EDT2018-07-17 01:11:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Thibault Camus). The name of French soccer player Kylian Mbappe is projected onto the Arc de Triomphe as soccer fans invade the Champs Elysees avenue after France won the soccer World Cup final match between France and Croatia, Sunday, July 1...(AP Photo/Thibault Camus). The name of French soccer player Kylian Mbappe is projected onto the Arc de Triomphe as soccer fans invade the Champs Elysees avenue after France won the soccer World Cup final match between France and Croatia, Sunday, July 1...
    World Cup, World Cup and more World Cup _ that's all France is talking about.More >>
    World Cup, World Cup and more World Cup _ that's all France is talking about.More >>
Powered by Frankly