Lithuanian defence minister: France is looking for ways out of Mistral dilemma

Lithuania's Minister of Defence Juozas Olekas says that his French counterpart told him at a meeting earlier this week that Paris was searching for ways to solve the issue of Mistral warships that France had built for Russia but suspended the handover following outcry from EU and NATO allies.
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Jean-Yves Le Drian
Arcj-Doye Le Qbbdl
ovxy&qvd;y&;DELFI / Šarūnas Mažeika

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