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"France will punish itself." Russia may prohibit participation in the Paris arms exhibition

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"France will punish itself." Russia may prohibit participation in the Paris arms exhibitionRussia's participation this year in the international exhibition of armaments and military equipment Eurosatory has been questioned. The exhibition organizers declare that the relevant "directives from above" can be received in the very near future. According to experts, this decision has not had precedents in recent decades, but on sales of Russian weapons it does not affect.


On Monday, General Patrick Cola de Franck, director general of the international exhibition of armaments and military equipment of Eurosatory, said that he did not rule out the possibility of a ban on participation in this exhibition of the Russian side.

According to him, the decision to ban Russian participation in the Eurosatory 2014 can be made within the next few weeks.

“For the time being we do not have any directives regarding the Russian participation in Eurosatory 2014 by the European Union, but they may follow shortly. So, in any case, we were told from above, ”said the general director of the ITAR-TASS Paris exhibition.

“If Russian participation in the work of Eurosatory 2014 does not take place, then for us as the organizers of this world military-technical forum it will be a great loss. Russia has already reserved a large exhibition stand and planned to present in Paris a number of the latest weapon systems, including in the form of full-scale samples. If Russia is not in Paris, I will be very sorry, ”concluded the general.

The international exhibition of armaments and military equipment of ground forces and ground-based air defense systems Eurosatory 2014 will take place from 16 to 20 June.

The exhibition is held in even years under the patronage of the French Ministry of Defense, the organizer is the General Commissariat of Exhibitions and Salons (COGES) of the Association of Arms and Military Equipment Manufacturers for the Ground Forces (GICFT).

The former head of the international treaty department - the deputy head of the main department of international military cooperation of the Ministry of Defense, Lieutenant-General Yevgeny Buzhinsky - called news about the possible ban on the participation of Russia "exotic".

“In my memory, there were no precedents for anyone to be banned from participating in the exhibition,” he told the newspaper VIEW.

“Preparations for such events take place at least a year,” added Buzhinsky. - People prepared, invested, have any plans. The organizers send official invitations, announce the conditions. Russia has a large exposition, they have already reserved a pavilion, they probably have already built something. If the organizers officially revoke the invitations, they will have to offset the costs. If the French simply do not give a visa, then this is a scandal. ”

According to the director of the Center for Analysis of the World Trade in Arms, Igor Korotchenko, in the event of a ban on participation in the exhibition, Russia will not lose anything.

“First of all, the Eurosatory exhibition will lose - it will miss the money that Russia could pay for its participation. In this case, France will punish itself, ”he told the newspaper VIEW.

“Russian weapons are so well known all over the world that if all of a sudden we don’t participate in Eurosatory, it’s not reflected in our position in the international market. I am now in Kuala Lumpur, where one of the largest regional arms exhibitions DSA 2014 is being held. Russia is actively involved here, the largest Russian defense enterprises demonstrate the latest achievements. Nobody will ban us from the world arms market. In this case, France is simply acting foolishly. The French president is losing popularity, his supporters are losing elections at the regional level, and Paris doesn’t work any extra points for Paris by any silly bans. On the contrary, it is a policy of further discrediting the Elysian Palace in the eyes of voters.

We occupy a confident second place in the global arms market. Russia sells weapons abroad in a tough competitive environment. We are opposed by everyone at various levels, from the political to the informational, but, nevertheless, this will not be reflected in the positions of Russia. The business card of our weapon is reliability, quality, efficiency. And no bans on participation in European arms exhibitions will not be able to drop Russia's authority, ”the expert continued.

“The most important thing is that we don’t sell anything to Europe, and our participation there was purely image-oriented,” Korotchenko noted. - They buy Russian weapons in the Middle East, in Latin America, in Asia, in Africa. There are exhibitions where no one can forbid Russia's participation. We are from the Paris salon neither warm nor cold. We will expand Russia's participation in exhibitions in China, in India, in Latin America. "

“In the world there are about 20 largest arms stores. We take part where we see promising markets. We simply traditionally went to the Eurosatory - France was friends with us at one time, we had prospects for the development of relations between our defense-industrial complexes. In this case, this policy of the French strike at their military-industrial complex. This short-sighted ostrich policy will result in a defeat for President Hollande in the very near future, ”he concluded.
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  1. Gagarin
    Gagarin April 15 2014 11: 55
    +20
    FROZEN YOURSELF EARS ON THE EVIL OF YOUR GRANDMOTHER!
    (Russian proverb)
    1. Nevsky_ZU
      Nevsky_ZU April 15 2014 11: 57
      +14
      Quote: Gagarin
      FROZEN YOURSELF EARS ON THE EVIL OF YOUR GRANDMOTHER!
      (Russian proverb)


      Or to the evil conductor, buy a ticket and go on foot ... wassat
      1. Ased
        Ased April 15 2014 12: 03
        +7
        When is the next MAX there? Nefig French aviators do there.
        It would be necessary to launch such a duck in the media.
        1. nika407
          nika407 April 15 2014 15: 53
          +3
          Quote: ASed
          When is the next MAX there? Nefig French aviators do there.
          It would be necessary to launch such a duck in the media.
          Well, not our methods. On TV, they play a cheerful Naryshkin, with a smile from ear to ear, sitting like that, lounging in an armchair, legs crossed, smiling cheerfully and asking the French: "Why are you so pinched?" And they crumple and don't know how to deal with these sanctioned Russians. smileAnd so it is.
        2. kartalovkolya
          kartalovkolya April 15 2014 17: 16
          +2
          Well, it’s you, my friend, that’s enough, because Normandy-Neman flies to MAKS, and this is the best of our joint struggle against fascism. It’s not just France’s aviation formation that has such a history and such Heroes (4 Heroes of the Soviet Union), and you forbid it, you got excited although French politicians should not be allowed to enter MAKS.
          1. Ased
            Ased April 15 2014 23: 37
            0
            nika407, kartalovkolya

            Yes, I understand that. Normandy Neman and Naryzhkin are certainly good! But I would run the "Duck". Let their media react about Russian shamelessness! :)))
    2. Barrcode
      Barrcode April 15 2014 19: 44
      +1
      Yes, it is necessary to hold an exhibition at the same time if domestic producers are not allowed into France. Then we'll see where the buyers will rush.
  2. Little Muck
    Little Muck April 15 2014 11: 55
    +7
    Maybe in response to them send a batch of freshly prepared frog legs?
    Let them jump. laughing
    1. Smiles to you
      Smiles to you April 15 2014 12: 07
      +5
      I'm against lol frogs feel sorry ...
      1. Ased
        Ased April 15 2014 12: 12
        +4
        Quote: Smiles at you
        I am against lol, frogs feel sorry ...


        In! And mosquitoes, by the way, are many! :)
        Where are the greens looking? Why not protect the rights of French frogs?
      2. Little Muck
        Little Muck April 15 2014 12: 25
        +1
        And I would also be sorry for the procedure, and slightly retouched the “greens” under camouflage, and suggested that they be “polite”. wassat
    2. from punk
      from punk April 15 2014 12: 21
      +3
      Quote: Little Muck
      Maybe in response to them send a batch of freshly prepared frog legs?

      and they buy them together with snails in Kaliningrad laughing
      1. Little Muck
        Little Muck April 15 2014 12: 57
        +1
        The meaning of the idea in
        Quote: punk
        freshly prepared

        hi
  3. fregina1
    fregina1 April 15 2014 11: 56
    +6
    We must wait for what will be thrown on the "Mistrals"! There is one plus - then they are unreliable suppliers! We must "work" with the Indians and then try to cancel the deal on the Raphael! Promoting a joint project with India on a new light fighter! good
    1. Alex_sw4
      Alex_sw4 April 15 2014 12: 08
      +2
      Given the fact that we do not need this ministry, we seem to be losing nothing. We even get it. We are returned its value and money in the form of fines. At least they should.
    2. Russ69
      Russ69 April 15 2014 12: 09
      +3
      Quote: fregina1
      We must "work" with the Indians and then try to cancel the Raphael deal!

      A contract for 30 or 40 MiGs is being prepared now, so the Rafals will probably have to fly like plywood over Paris.
  4. Dazdranagon
    Dazdranagon April 15 2014 11: 56
    +4
    Prohibited - have to go without an invitation! The experience of taking Paris is ... laughing
    1. Com T-64a
      Com T-64a April 15 2014 12: 04
      +3
      If necessary, the show will take place in the capitals of all Europe, we can and I will ride my "rarity" in Lisbon!
    2. from punk
      from punk April 15 2014 12: 24
      +1
      Quote: Dazdranagon
      Prohibited - have to go without an invitation!

      what for? they also pay them money for participation. let's get to know us. it’s bad that this is a platform for concluding contracts
  5. Arhj
    Arhj April 15 2014 11: 57
    +10
    Insanity grows stronger. In my opinion, they have a competition: "How to bark louder so that the owner will notice"
    1. Evgen_Vasilich
      Evgen_Vasilich April 15 2014 12: 14
      +2
      and the result is a competition for the most unusual bunch in the water! their professionals in politics are over, there are no those toothy who butted with the USSR!
    2. Little Muck
      Little Muck April 15 2014 12: 28
      +1
      Accurate fable:
      "Ay, pug! Know she is strong,
      What barks at the Elephant! "
      laughing
    3. inkass_98
      inkass_98 April 15 2014 14: 09
      +1
      Something like that.
  6. Gagarin
    Gagarin April 15 2014 11: 58
    +1
    France, it’s time to start thinking who to pair their next miracle Mistral.
    China can buy, but only ONE and only for copying.
    1. Com T-64a
      Com T-64a April 15 2014 12: 05
      +1
      In, and then we have the Chinese 11 times cheaper to change to coal! laughing
  7. KAPITANUS
    KAPITANUS April 15 2014 12: 06
    +3
    ... and they also prohibit the sale of croissants laughing
    1. inkass_98
      inkass_98 April 15 2014 14: 11
      0
      Quote: KAPITANUS
      ban sales of croissants

      The process of banning the names "cognac" and "champagne" is being stepped up. At the same time, they learn the etymology of the word "skier".
  8. Turkir
    Turkir April 15 2014 12: 08
    +5
    French diplomacy at zero level. Of the two world wars, no conclusions have been made.
    The mental level of the petty rentier, with its petty goals and the subservient worship of the opinion of crook bankers, is the modern course of the French Republic.
    Freedom, Equality, Fraternity replaced by Tolerance. From France remained dust and ashes.
    Adieu.
  9. SHOCK.
    SHOCK. April 15 2014 12: 09
    +10
    The stupidity of the West has no limits, they want to carve themselves with all the effort, and I think they will succeed. So God help the gentlemen.
  10. Roman1970
    Roman1970 April 15 2014 12: 10
    +1
    Well, even if Russian participation is banned, it will be nothing more than a stupid decision. In general, France has always had good contact with Russia. It is clear that the Americans are in command, whatever one may say. But the "mistral to China for copying" was very pleased! laughing
  11. Free Cossack
    Free Cossack April 15 2014 12: 10
    +1
    Of course, I apologize, but if the French will lick one place so much, they can completely lick it.
  12. IGS
    IGS April 15 2014 12: 10
    0
    "I'll go gouge myself out, let my mother-in-law have a one-eyed son-in-law ..." Ukrainian maydanut is contagious.
  13. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov April 15 2014 12: 11
    +1
    The ban on participation is a good advertisement for "Russian weapons," as they say, the forbidden fruit is sweet ..
  14. Smiles to you
    Smiles to you April 15 2014 12: 11
    0
    Close all French Motor Show, before the opening of the Exhibition, and wait for the reaction of the French ... hi
    1. Little Muck
      Little Muck April 15 2014 12: 31
      0
      Do not be like baseness.
      The answer should be asymmetric, efficient and effective.
      Something like that. hi
  15. Pit
    Pit April 15 2014 12: 13
    0
    Yes, and even forbid.
    Set up your Eurosatory with blackjack and (well, you know)
    And (well, you know who) from Paris and write)))
  16. staryivoin
    staryivoin April 15 2014 12: 13
    0
    The French magazine "Charlie Hebdo" in 2013 admitted that Mr. Hollande "thinks in a different place, but not with his head." A private opinion is being formed that here the French also made a mistake, a normal man usually has two heads at work. And Hollande looks like a third, with which normal people sit on chairs, sofas, etc. The thoughts and deeds of the French president correspond to the content of this head.
    And this "Europolitician" promised his fellow citizens in 2012 "... to reduce unemployment by 10 percent and create 150 thousand jobs." Well - well, let's see how long he will sit in his chair with such approaches !?
  17. wax
    wax April 15 2014 12: 18
    0
    The potential for undermining EU and NATO unity builds up. It is necessary to send troops to Ukraine - directly to Kiev. The later we become a steel wall against obscurantism, the greater our losses will be. Everything is like before the 41st.
  18. major071
    major071 April 15 2014 12: 20
    +6
    Something that the US podzhopnik prezik Hollande is not completely friends with his head. Yes, in principle, not only he, there is also a black-assed monkey Obama Ibn Hussein (moderators, excuse me, but it’s boiling), everything puts sticks in our wheels. The cockerels crow, albeit, bye ...
  19. jktu66
    jktu66 April 15 2014 12: 28
    0
    Sanctions against Russia are increasingly taking the form of insanity and petty dirty tricks.
  20. mamont5
    mamont5 April 15 2014 12: 29
    0
    “First of all, the Eurosatory exhibition will lose - it will miss the money that Russia could pay for its participation. In this case, France will punish itself. ”

    Like the whole EU with these state sanctions.
    Nothing, it seems that with the Ukrainian situation, all opposition parties in Europe received a boost of vigor, and the acting pro-NATO jackals significantly increased the confidence of their constituents.
  21. nvn_co
    nvn_co April 15 2014 12: 37
    0
    We need to hold such exhibitions at home, and send all sorts of "Euro-democrats" far away. Vaughn MAKS Le Bourget turned into a big disappointment. And to create using land technology, sea ... No matter how puffed up all sorts of bourgeois tama, but people still slowly look at our equipment and buy ... ... But they will lose. It is necessary to carry out its own, so that they would bring to us and pay us money, and we can do it !!!
  22. Bayonet
    Bayonet April 15 2014 13: 16
    0
    Much ado about nothing. "Russia MAY be banned from participating in the Paris exhibition of arms" --- MAY - does not mean BANNED yet.
  23. federal
    federal April 15 2014 14: 06
    0
    We will send them the latest missiles to the exhibition ... on their own. And no stands are needed.
  24. kelevra
    kelevra April 15 2014 16: 03
    0
    Russia is a leading leader in the military industry, everyone will lose interest in any exhibitions if Russia is not there.
  25. kartalovkolya
    kartalovkolya April 15 2014 17: 23
    0
    And in return we will abandon the Mistrals, and why do we need them, for what kind of price did Serdyukov impose this trough on us? In general, Hollande resembles a moronic woodcutter who is sitting on a branch and chopping him at the same time!