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Russia Wants Cash From France if Mistral Deal Is Voided

Russia wants 1.163 billion euros ($1.32 billion) from France in compensation for canceling a contract to deliver two Mistral helicopter carriers, a Russian source close to the negotiations said Friday. French President Francois Holland has come under pressure from his Western allies not to deliver the Mistrals because of Russia's role in the Ukraine crisis. He discussed the 2011 contract worth 1.19 billion euros with Russian President Vladimir Putin last month, and Moscow has said it...

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