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Monday, December 7, 2009

Potential Sale of French Warship to Russia Raises Concerns for Neighboring Countries

France is negotiating to sell a high-tech warship to Russia, which would mark the first time that a NATO nation — and a founding member at that — sold arms to the country since the fall of the Soviet Union, which the treaty organization was created to oppose.
The Russians are anxiously looking to buy one of France’s Mistral class helicopter carriers, a rapid-deployment attack ship that some fear could be used against countries like Georgia and Ukraine.
"I confirm that we are currently examining an official request from the Russian government for the purchase of a ship of this class," French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said Friday at news conference following a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin....
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Picture Left:Nov. 25, 2009: People line up to visit the Mistral French amphibious assault ship docked on the Neva River in St. Petersburg,Russia.(AP)

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