France and Russia Negotiating Deal on Mistrals

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French President Francois Hollande said Sunday that negotiations with Moscow were under way to find a solution to a dispute over the sale of two Mistral warships, frozen over the Ukraine crisis.

“We are busy negotiating a solution to the crisis,” over the €1.2 billion ($1.5 billion) sale, Hollande said on French television.

The delivery of the first warship has been suspended for six months over Russia’s role in the Ukraine conflict, straining ties between Paris and Moscow.

Russian President Vladimir Putin last week dismissed the refusal to deliver the ship, but said he expects France to repay the money paid.

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