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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. !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. He added that "if Egypt would now withdraw from this operation it would be a gain for world peace.". Friday December 11, 2020. ... Russia Sells 50 Ka-52 to Egypt. Russia says a report that Egypt has agreed to sell two French-made Mistral warships to Russia for $1 is "utter nonsense.". Egypt buys Mistral-class warships France wouldn't sell to Russia The Associated Press Published Wednesday, September 23, 2015 8:00AM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:18AM EDT The relations between France and Poland are also tense following Poland’s cancellation of a $3.5bn deal to buy French military helicopters. 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. It was the second of two France agreed last year to sell to Egypt. The selected text has limit of 300 characters, Russia Rejects Polish Claim That Egypt Will Sell Mistral Warships, To comment on a portion of text or report a mistake or typo, select the text in the article and press Ctrl + Enter (or click, One of the French-made Mistral warships anchored at the shipyard of Saint-Nazaire in October 2015. 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 In late 2014, French President Francois Hollande announced that France would not be delivering the ships due to Moscow's “recent actions in Ukraine”. Egypt will purchase two Mistral-class warships from France that were originally to be sold to Russia. French officials then sold the ships to Egypt. Russia has reportedly agreed to sell 50 Ka-52 attack helicopters to Egypt for use aboard the Mistral ships France initially intended to sell to Russia. 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. Egypt is negotiating to buy a pair of powerful warships that France originally built for Russia but refused to deliver because of the war in Ukraine, French officials said. 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 … The CEO of Rostec Corporation, Sergey Chemezov, announced at the 2015 Dubai Airshow that Russia was ready to supply Egypt with avionics and Ka-52 helicopters to be placed on board the French ship Mistral if Cairo requests it, according to the Russian Sputnik news agency Monday evening. Egypt has agreed to buy two Mistral warships from France as the country faces an insurgency and instability on its borders. France has agreed to sell two Mistral-class LHD to Egypt, a transaction estimated at more than 950 million euros. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Poland’s defence minister says that he obtained information from “good sources” saying that Egypt will sell 2 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. The helicopter-carriers were originally slated to be sold to Russia. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov also dismissed Macierewicz's statement, calling it "silliness" and "nothing but TGIF (Thank God it's Friday) nonsense.". In February 2015, it also announced an agreement with France to buy 24 French Rafale fighter jets. In September, Egypt bought 50 Ka-52’s from Russia. France has agreed to sell two BPC-210 Mistral Class amphibious assault ships (BPC/LHD) to Egypt after their sale to Russia was canceled in August 2014. France has agreed to sell Egypt two Mistral-class helicopter carriers that were previously contracted to go to Russia, the Elysee Palace announced Wednesday. The ships will cost Egypt an estimated $1 billion, some $280 million less than the $1.34 billion that Russia was ready to pay. Egypt and France "have agreed on the principle and terms and conditions of Egypt's acquisition of the two Mistral-class vessels," the French presidency said in a statement on Wednesday. In August 2015, Paris and Moscow formally terminated the 1.2-billion-euro (some $1.3 billion at current exchange rates) deal on the construction and delivery of two Mistral-class warships. Tweets by @DailyNewsEgypt 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. 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 … Nevertheless, it is almost certain that Russia will agree to sell Ka-52K helicopters to Egypt, reopening the door to more contracts from the Egyptian military. Opinion| Science has delivered, but will the WTO deliver? 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 … The Russian firm is ready to sell Egypt its Ka-52K helicopters, the naval version of the Ka-52 Alligator combat helicopter. 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. But Paris canceled the sale to Moscow after Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula. 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. France agreed to sell its two formerly Russia-bound Mistrals to Egypt for €950 million ($1.06 billion) instead, and returned Russia's deposit on the vessels. 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. France had to refund the 950 million euros ($1 billion) that Russia had prepaid for the ships. After charging Russia with violating Ukraine’s sovereignty and canceling the sale of two Mistral-class warships to Moscow, France has reached an agreement with Egypt …