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Egypt Receives First Mistral Warship Originally Intended For Russia

France has delivered a initial of a array of Mistral warships to Egypt, a Egyptian news website Al Ahram reported Thursday.

The helicopter carriers were primarily assembled for a Russian Navy, though France pulled out of a understanding following Russia’s 2014 cast of Crimea.

France paid to Russia 950 million euro ($1 billion) as remuneration for breaching a deal.

The central rite was attended Egyptian Minister of Defence Sedki Sobhi, a commander of a French naval army and other tip troops officials from France and Egypt.

The warship was named after a former boss of Egypt Gamal Abdel Nasser.

A second Mistral conduit is approaching to be delivered to Egypt in September, Al Ahram reported.

Article source: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/571241.html

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