Germany on Monday cancelled a contract to supply Russia with a €120m combat simulation centre, amid an escalating row among European partners about arms sales to Moscow, including France’s €1.2bn warship contract.
In Russia the decision by Germany to withdraw authorisation for the three-year contract is expected to accelerate moves to cut dependence on imported military technology, which have already been boosted by last week’s EU imposition of sector-wide sanctions in defence, finance and energy equipment.
Berlin’s intervention could also raise fresh questions about France’s €1.2bn contract with Russia for two Mistral helicopter carriers, the first of which is due for delivery this autumn and the second in 2015.
via CNBC 
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