Did Egypt Sell Mistral Warships To Russia For $1
If you recall, about two years ago the Obama Administration strong armed France into refusing to sell Russia nearly completed Mistral warships. France obliged and had to pay Russia Russia, France Agree Mistral Settlement, Reportedly €1.2 Bn
And that's where it gets interesting.
The French defense minister lashed at his Polish counterpart for claiming that Egypt had resold French-built amphibious assault ships initially intended for Russia to the Russian Navy. Franco-Polish relations have soured over a failed defense deal.
Polish Minister of National Defense Antoni Macierewicz has claimed that the two Mistral ships that France sold to Egypt after it broke a deal with Russia under pressure from its NATO allies were secretly resold to Russia for a token price of €1.
If true, Mr. Putin just delivered a slap to the global elites heard around the world.