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    Egyptian Flag Hoisted on Mistral Helicopter Carrier

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    The Egyptian flag is now flying on the Mistral-class helicopter carrier, that was originally built for Russia in France, according to Egypt’s ONTV.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Egyptian flag is now flying on the Mistral-class helicopter carrier that France has delivered to Egypt, Egypt’s ONTV aired on Thursday.

    The Mistral was originally built for Russia but Paris later reneged on the deal, citing Russia’s alleged involvement in the Ukrainian crisis.


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