April 21 2010
Russian officials say they expect that Moscow will sign an agreement with France for the purchase of a Mistral-class amphibious warship by the end of this year, RIA Novosti reports.
Moscow has been negotiating with Paris to buy at least one vessel for upwards of US$675 million and build three more of the same class.
France reportedly hopes to sell two ships and have Russia build the other two.
Mikhail Dmitriev, head of Russia's Federal Service for Military and Technical...
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