Keyword: helicopter carrier
Hard drives, communications equipment were stolen from one of two helicopter-carriers at the heart of a Paris-Moscow diplomatic row.
The first of two helicopter carriers due to be delivered this month will stay in France until Russia ceases its intervention in east Ukraine.
Media reports said the sailors were blocked from training on the helicopter carrier in Saint-Nazaire amid a diplomatic row over its delivery.
France has hinted that Ukraine crisis will delay delivery due this month to Russia of the first of two French-built Mistral helicopter carriers.
The denial followed a senior Russian defence official's claim that France had sent invitations for a handover of the helicopter carrier next month.