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France May Send Russia Warships

France said it still plans to deliver two aircraft carriers to the Russian Navy despite this whole invading a sovereign country for no good reason thing. As Russia moves troops into Crimea region, and the European Union weighs punishment, France seems unwilling to dump the deal. When asked whether the agreement is being reconsidered, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius answered: “We’re not there. For the moment, we are trying to stop Russia’s mobilization in Ukraine and establish a dialogue.” The deal was broadly criticized when it was announced in 2011. The first ship will arrive by the end of this year.