Keyword: warships

Egypt and France sign deal over warships built for Russia

Egypt has inked a deal to buy two helicopter carriers originally built by France for Russia before their sale was scrapped over the Ukraine crisis.

'No difficulty' for France to find Mistral buyers says Hollande

French president upbeat about prospects for sale of two warships after deal with Russia was formally ended.

Mistral warships: Russia and France agree compensation deal

France will fully refund Russia for the two helicopter carriers, for which Moscow made an advance payment of about €840m.

France 'settles warship compensation claim' with Russia

Senior Kremlin official says 'everything has been decided' over how much France will pay Russia for non-delivery of two Mistral warships.

Hollande: France will reimburse Russia if warships are not delivered

Delivery of first helicopter carrier was due last year but deal was put on hold after Russia’s role in Ukraine crisis led to EU sanctions.

French defence minister says Russia may never receive Mistral warships

Jean-Yves Le Drian's comments came days after President Hollande said France would postpone handover of first ship because of Ukraine crisis.

Ukraine crisis: France halts warship delivery to Russia

France says conditions are 'not right' for delivery of first of two Mistral navy assault ships, blaming Moscow's recent actions in Ukraine.

Russian warship-to-be draws crowds in French port

A mass of grey steel, the superstructure of the French-built Vladivostok looms over Saint-Nazaire where Russian sailors receive training.

Russian sailors get French warship training

Around 400 Russian sailors are in France for training on warship that France is selling to Russia despite US concern over Ukraine crisis.

France moves to defy allies over sale of warships to Russia

Despite calls from US and other nations to scrap or suspend deal, France will train Russian sailors later this month in how to operate new ships.

Despite pressure, France won't cancel warship deal with Russia

Though US wants France to delay or scrap €1.2 billion contract, French officials say ending contact would harm Paris more than Moscow.

Hollande says sale of warships to Russia still on 'for now'

French president says deal over sale of two Mistral warships was signed back in 2011 and will be completed in October despite Ukraine crisis.