The Vladivostok warship, a Mistral class vessel ordered by Russia to the STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, western France, leaves for her first trial in March, 2014. Photo: AFP The Vladivostok warship, a Mistral class vessel ordered by Russia to the STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, western France, leaves for her first trial in March, 2014. Photo: AFP
The Vladivostok warship, a Mistral class vessel ordered by Russia to the STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, western France, leaves for her first trial in March, 2014. Photo: AFP

Bank fines a US attempt to 'blackmail' Paris into halting warship sale: Putin

The Vladivostok warship, a Mistral class vessel ordered by Russia to the STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, western France, leaves for her first trial in March, 2014. Photo: AFP The Vladivostok warship, a Mistral class vessel ordered by Russia to the STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, western France, leaves for her first trial in March, 2014. Photo: AFP
The Vladivostok warship, a Mistral class vessel ordered by Russia to the STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, western France, leaves for her first trial in March, 2014. Photo: AFP
READ FULL ARTICLE