France's Hollande moots cancellation of Mistral deal with Russia

April 22, 2015 3:37 PM

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France's Hollande moots cancellation of Mistral deal with Russia

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday explicitly evoked the cancellation and reimbursement of a frozen contract to sell Mistral helicopter carriers to Russia two days before meeting with Vladimir Putin.

Paris suspended the delivery of the warships last year after Europe decided to impose sanctions against Russia over the separatist conflict in neighboring Ukraine.

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