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Mar 5, 2014 | 10:48 GMT

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Russia: France Set To Deliver Warship

The French-built Vladivostok helicopter carrier is setting sail for Russia from the French port of Saint-Nazaire, AP reported March 5. The warship is part of a 1.2 billion euro ($1.6 billion) deal that marks the most valuable sale of weaponry from a NATO member to Russia. France has said it has no plans to void the deal despite its criticism of Russian actions in Crimea. The crisis is reminding countries in Central and Eastern Europe such as Poland and Lithuania that their alliances with the European Union and NATO have clear limitations.

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