France may scuttle Russia’s 2 Mistral-class LHDs

French daily Le Figaro reported that Paris may consider scuttling the two Mistral-class LHDs that were ordered by Russia.

Владивосток - Saint-Nazaire décembre 2014
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“Among the possible course of actions which is being considered by the French government is the possibility of the helicopter ships being destroyed. They will be dismantled, remodeled or sunk in the open sea,” an anonymous French official told the paper.

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