Bucking EU pressure, France commits to Russian warship delivery

July 22, 2014 4:43 PM

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Bucking EU pressure, France commits to Russian warship delivery

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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