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German Lawmakers Push to Stop Warship Delivery to Russia

Lawmakers from German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party are pressuring the government to prevent France from delivering two warships to Russia.

European Union sanctions that took effect yesterday don’t stop France from selling the Mistral helicopter carriers to Russia under a 2011 contract. French President Francois Hollande last week held out the prospect of canceling the sale of the second carrier. The first is due for delivery in two months.