Jedi2155 Posted November 17, 2014 Report Share Posted November 17, 2014 http://rt.com/news/203579-nato-us-mistral-france/ US Congressman suggest that NATO buys 2 helicopter carriers destined for Russia.... The idea of buying the Mistral vessels is “absurd from a military point of view” because the ships are“custom-built in accordance with Russian standards, which makes their use by NATO highly problematic and will require additional, expensive refitting,” he stressed. The source has called the proposal by the US senators “a purely political project, in which NATO as an organization is physically unable to participate.” “The main irony in this situation” is that even if several NATO member states will be able to allocate the necessary funds and purchase the ships – it’s not France, but Russia, which will get the money, he said. “The contract has been paid and the redemption price will go to Moscow,” which today is “probably”more interested in money than in Mistral and “does not look too concerned” about the problem with delivery. "The fact that this logic isn’t obvious to the US congressmen may only cause disappointment among allies and laughter among the Russians,” he concluded. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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