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France, Russia Void Mistral Warship Deal

France's defense minister announced Thursday that his government reached an agreement with Russia to cancel the contract for the sale of two Mistral-class warships. Jean-Yves Le Drian said France would fully reimburse what Russia had already paid for the contract, without mentioning the specific amount. As part of Western sanctions for Moscow's annexation of Crimea and apparent support for pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine, France suspended the delivery of the first warship...

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