The Ministry of defense of Russia commented on the statement of the Minister of defence of Poland, Anthony Makarevich, who reported on the alleged sale of Egypt “Mistral” Russia. In comments to the official representative of the Russian defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov received by, these statements are called “Friday’s folly”.
“The exaltation of the Polish defense Minister is no longer a secret even in Poland. This assertion, like many others pearls are made Makarevichem for self-promotion. But it is a problem of the Polish leadership, not ours,” — said Konashenkov.
On Friday, the Associated Press reported that Makarevich said that Egypt had sold Russia two helicopter carrier “Mistral”, which was built in France specifically for the Russian Navy, but after the termination of the contract sold to Cairo. According to the Agency, statements of the Polish Minister made during a parliamentary debate on Thursday. Later, Macierewicz told reporters that information about the sale of Russian “Mistral” from his “good sources”, but other details are not disclosed.
Statements of Makarevicha earlier today commented Ambassador of Egypt to Russia Mohammed El-Badri. “I can’t confirm this information”, — he told “Interfax”. The Agency source in the Russian foreign Ministry, commenting on statements Makarevich, said that Egypt may not, without the consent of France to resell or transfer “Mistral” any country, including Russia.
Russia and France signed a contract for the supply of helicopter carrier type “Mistral” in June 2011. According to him, Paris had to pass Moscow two helicopter — “Vladivostok” and “Sevastopol”. Later because of the situation in Ukraine, France has refused performance of the contract and had paid compensation in the amount of €949,7 million for breach of contract. Built for the Russian ships were sold to Egypt.