Implode-Explode Heavy Industries news feed Tracking the many faces of the global credit implosion. en-us iehi-feed-55538 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:32:22 GMT France postpones Mistral delivery to Russia over Ukraine 'until further notice' iehi-feed-55530 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:26:01 GMT Kiev's military 'requests' for US aid leaked by Ukrainian hacker group iehi-feed-55529 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:24:57 GMT Kissinger To Obama: You Blew It Confronting Russia On The Ukraine---Admit It And Back Off iehi-feed-55527 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:29:33 GMT Russian Media Has Field Day With Ferguson Riots iehi-feed-55522 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:57:10 GMT War in Ukraine a Result of Misunderstandings between Europe and Russia iehi-feed-55518 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:39:58 GMT Russia warns US against supplying ‘lethal defensive aid' to Ukraine; NATO Can't Afford Russia-build Mistrals ``"This is a very serious signal for several reasons. First of all, this is a direct violation of agreements, including the ones achieved in partnership with the United States. I mean the Geneva Declaration from 17 April," said the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman.''

See also on the subject of the US-Russia "new cold war" NATO has no money, capability to buy out Russia-bound Mistral warships:

"NATO's budget is too small to not only purchase Russia-ordered Mistral helicopter carriers, but to even compensate France half of the penalties in accordance with the contract," a military source in Brussels, Belgium told TASS news agency. NATO's military and civilian budget for 2014 amounts $ 1.6 billion, while the penalty for non-delivery of the two Mistral helicopter carriers to Russia could reach $ 3 billion, the source explained.


Moreover, NATO simply doesn't have a structure that that could receive the ships. The Alliance has almost no military equipment of its own. So there would be no use in the helicopter carriers even if the money to purchase them is found," the source said.

The idea of buying the Mistral vessels is "absurd from a military point of view" because the ships are "custom-built in accordance with Russian standards, which makes their use by NATO highly problematic and will require additional, expensive refitting," he stressed.

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