France is poised to be the first NATO member to offer arm sales to Russia. France is selling an advanced warship to the Russian Navy.
The decision will be announced in March when Russian President Medvedev is slated to visit France. “A Mistral-class ship is a support ship that France has used in particular for humanitarian or national evacuation missions due to its transport and medical capabilities,” French Diplomat Mr. Lenain said. “It would not represent a threat.”