Conditions `still not right` for French Mistral sale to Russia: Hollande

French President Francois Hollande said Thursday the conditions were "still not right" to go ahead with the sale of two Mistral warships to sanctions-hit Russia despite Moscow having backed a new Ukraine peace plan.

IANS| Updated: Feb 13, 2015, 08:50 AM IST

brussels: French President Francois Hollande said Thursday the conditions were "still not right" to go ahead with the sale of two Mistral warships to sanctions-hit Russia despite Moscow having backed a new Ukraine peace plan.

Hollande suspended the 1.2 billion euros (1.5 billion) sale last year as the Ukraine crisis deepened, fearing it would boost Russia`s military capabilities and put Paris in hot water with its allies.