The helicopter carriers were eventually sold to Egypt for around EUR 950 mln. Mistral - Poland’s defence minister says that he obtained information from “good sources” saying that Egypt will sell 2 Mistral warships to Russia for $1. In late 2014, French President Francois Hollande announced that France would not be delivering the ships due to Moscow's “recent actions in Ukraine”. Moussa also said that the claims of Macierewicz are not true, adding that he cannot comment on such statements when Egypt is currently agreeing with Russia on military equipment for the Mistrals. This model was initially developed for the Mistrals ordered by Russia from France in 2011. French officials then sold the ships to Egypt. Opinion| AI Application and Business Enterprises, Opinion| Theatre Industry Crisis Globally and Locally. Russia ordered two Mistral ships from France in 2010 for EUR 1.37 bln. The helicopter-carriers were originally slated to be sold to Russia. Egypt is the first country in the Middle East to have Mistral warships. Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz’s claims Egypt may agree to sell two amphibious helicopter carriers Mistral to Russia for a token sum of one dollar are “utter nonsense” as the sources cited by the Polish defense ministry are not reliable, Russian president’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said on … In Washington’s absence, Egypt has turned to France and Russia for arms sales, with major orders being penned worth billions of dollars for Dassault Rafale and MiG-29 fighters recently. Maybe it's a cunning plan from the Russians; officially, the Egyptian buy it but in a few months/years time, they repossess it....;-) According to this blog BPC: une livraison à la marine égyptienne annoncée pour mars 2016 the 2 Mistrals will be … France originally built the two Mistrals -- which are amphibious assault ships that carry helicopters -- for Russia. Plans to sell the vessels to Russia were scrapped in 2014 amid disagreements over Russia's involvement in the Ukraine. France to Sell Two Mistral Warships to Egypt The warships were originally built for Russia, but France refused to deliver them because of the Ukraine conflict The deal is the second big military contract this year between France and Egypt, which Hollande said he increasingly views as a strategic partner. According to the French Senate Finance Commitee, the country's budget was set to lose about 250 million euros on the deal to sell two Mistral ships originally built for Russia to Egypt. Opinion| Science has delivered, but will the WTO deliver? Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on October 21 that the comment about such a deal made by Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz the previous day is based on unreliable sources. But Paris canceled the sale to Moscow after Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula. !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); https://www.dailynewssegypt.com/2016/10/22/565921/, Egypt, Russia deny Polish claims that Egypt will sell Mistral warships to Russia, Egyptian, Libyan foreign ministers discuss mutual cooperation, Al-Sisi, Rosatom chief review implementation progress of Dabaa nuclear plant, Senior Serbian diplomats visit Red Sea protected areasÂ, Chief-of-Staff of Egyptian Armed Forces hails combat readiness in North Sinai, Egypt’s Irrigation Minister reviews water cooperation with African countriesÂ, Egypt, Japan Foreign Ministers tackle bilateral relations, regional issues, Egypt offers HR development training to health insurance workers, Egypt sees 28.8% decrease in trade deficit during October 2020, US rolls out COVID-19 vaccines at long-term care facilities, Crude oil prices drop as demand fears persist, US dollar inches down as Trump signs coronavirus relief package, Republicans sue Vice President Pence in bid to overturn US election results, Three French soldiers killed in Mali by explosive device, S. African president tightens COVID-19 lockdown as cases surge, Egypt receives three Rafale fighter jetsÂ, Egypt receives fourth batch of Rafale fighter jets, Second French Mistral warship arrives at Alexandria port, Egypt intensifies naval power, receives another Mistral-class warship, First Mistral warship arrived in Alexandria, Egypt receives first Mistral-class warship from France, Video| Egypt’s President Al-Sisi weighs in on freedom of expression, Islamic extremism. ", Macierewicz told reporters on October 21 that he got the information "from good sources." Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty © 2020 RFE/RL, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov and spokesperson of the Egyptian Embassy in Moscow Ayman Moussa denied the claims of Poland’s defence minister saying that Egypt plans to sell two Mistral warships to Russia for $1. Polish defence minister Antoni Macierewicz reportedly said during a parliamentary debate on Thursday that he had obtained information from “good sources” that Egypt will sell the two French-made Mistral warships to Russia. Egypt, Russia deny Polish claims that Egypt will sell Mistral warships to Russia - Daily News Egypt. Egypt’s Only Daily Independent Newspaper In English. The relations between France and Poland are also tense following Poland’s cancellation of a $3.5bn deal to buy French military helicopters. Russian helicopters rotorcraft manufacturer and Russia’s Defense Ministry said that the Ka-52K would be deployed on other Russian Navy ships instead of the Mistral. It … (rg) Russia's state-owned arms exporter says it has not received a request from Egypt regarding the provision of helicopters or other equipment for two Mistral … In response to those statements, Peskov said on Friday in an interview that they are “complete nonsense”, adding that the “good sources” of Macierewicz are not reliable. Monday October 19, 2020. Each Mistral is capable of carrying up to 16 Ka-52Ks. A report by Russian newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets, quoted by Russia Today’s Arabic service and an array of other Russian sources, claims that Egypt has shown significant interest in purchasing the first vessel with the help of a Russian loan. Tweets by @DailyNewsEgypt ... #Egypt will get the 2 ex-Russian #Mistral LHDs @dcnsgroup. The French government is planning to sell two Mistral-class amphibious warships — built for Russia — to Egypt, according to a Wednesday morning statement from Élysée Palace. Russian news agency Tass reports Russia will be supplying Egypt with Ka-52 Alligator family helicopters. Egypt, Russia deny Polish claims that Egypt will sell Mistral warships to Russia - Daily News Egypt. France has agreed to sell two Mistral-class LHD to Egypt, a transaction estimated at more than 950 million euros. Russia is ready to supply to Egypt a batch of Kamov Ka-52K shipborne helicopters if Egypt reaches a final agreement with the French authorities on the purchase of Mistral … Macierewicz added that “if Egypt would now withdraw from this operation, it would be a gain for world peace”, and a good lesson for Russia. In February 2015, it also announced an agreement with France to buy 24 French Rafale fighter jets. It was the second of two France agreed last year to sell to Egypt. Peskov said the comment -- made by Macierewicz during a parliamentary debate -- can be explained by a "background of heightened commotion [currently] reigning in Warsaw. 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