Russia to buy four French warships cited concerns Georgia and other neighboring countries
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International Online Zhuangao: According to “The New York Times,” 28 reported that the French government to announce a low-key on Christmas Eve, France and Russia reach agreement on arms sales issues: Russia will sell four French assault ship.
said that this is Russia’s first purchase of weapons from NATO member states. French government officials in this one-million Euro deal appreciation for me. France, the Elysee Palace this website also published the “French victory” in the title.
the arms trade but also lead to a multi questioned and criticized, especially Russia’s neighbors, Georgia, Estonia and Lithuania. In addition, the Baltic states also expressed their concerns. They think that the French move to Russia for the sale of other Western countries, high-tech weaponry, and even ownership of the oil pipeline to open a precedent.
French critic Andre? Glucksman (André Glucksmann) opposed the deal. His interview with Local 28, said the deal was a “scandal.” Two of which use the Christmas holidays to cover up the “dirty details.”
Lithuanian defense minister said, “This step is a step too is not safe, after all, is a record of precedent to do.”
Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister said that these ships can equipped with 16 helicopters and 450 troops only. In this case, Russia’s ability to control the coastline will become stronger.
analysts believe that Russia’s actions on the one hand shows the purchase of Russian weapons development ambitions, it also implies that Russia’s domestic arms industry step backward.