France’s foreign minister Laurent Fabius has mentioned the possibility to veto against the sale of two Mistral warships to Russia, and also urged other countries to take similar action, even though the financial losses would be high.
“If Putin continues doing what he is doing we could envisage cancelling the sales,” Fabius said on Tuesday.
“This would be part of a third level of sanctions. For the moment we are at the second level,” he added.
The French should deliver two Mistral warships to Russia.
The first has already undergone sea trials; while the second should be completed by the end of 2015.