MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Francois Hollande made a joint decision to terminate the 1.2-billion euro ($1.32 billion at current exchange rate) Mistral contract signed in June 2011.
"The official termination of the deal on Mistral helicopter carriers [delivery to Russia] is Francois Hollande's serious mistake and causes serious damage to the reputation of France," Le Pen said in a statement.
In November 2014, Paris suspended the contract, citing Moscow's alleged participation in the Ukrainian conflict. Moscow has repeatedly denied the allegations.
Moscow has previously said that France would be able to use the vessels once the Russian equipment was returned.