“No, we are not planning to file any [claims] at the moment,” he said. “Everything is specified in the contract, and we will act under that contract, just like all civilized people do.”
Earlier on Tuesday, the French government said in a statement that Hollande "believes the current situation in eastern Ukraine does not allow the transfer of the first Mistral to Russia."
Earlier in November a senior ranking source told RIA Novosti that Russia will give France until the end of November to deliver the first Mistral-class ship and will make serious legal claims if Paris fails to fulfill its contractual obligations.
Addressing the issue of Russia's relations with France at the G20 summit in Australia, Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that the long-term productive relations between the two countries should not be damaged by the "turbulent" times in world political affairs and that both Russia and France must do everything possible to minimize potential risks for bilateral relations.