Bucking EU pressure, France commits to Russian warship delivery

July 22, 2014 4:43 PM

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President Hollande says France will deliver at least one of the two helicopter carriers promised to Moscow, to the consternation of EU allies calling for military sanctions against Russia.

Paris — Undeterred by criticism from his European allies, French President François Hollande said today he would proceed with the controversial sale of a warship to Russia, but may reconsider the sale of a second ship.

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