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French Parliament Commission to Address Mistral Case on September 16

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French lower-house National Assembly Foreign Affairs Committee member said the Committee will consider the case of termination of the contract for delivery of the French-made Mistral helicopter carriers to Russia on September 16.

PARIS (Sputnik) — According to Thierry Mariani, France's National Assembly is expected to consider the Mistral case not earlier than late September.

"On September 16, the Mistral case file will be presented at the session of the parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee," Thierry Mariani told RIA Novosti.

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Moscow and Paris signed a 1.2-billion-euro ($1.35 billion) agreement for the purchase of two French Mistral-class helicopter carriers in 2011.

Paris suspended the delivery of the first ship last November, citing Moscow's alleged participation in the Ukrainian conflict. Russia has repeatedly denied the allegations.

The sides officially terminated the contract earlier this month. France promised to reimburse Russia the entire sum it had paid for the ships.

Earlier Monday, a governmental source told journalists that $1.1 billion in compensation from France for the Mistral Ships was already in Moscow.

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