Russia Will not Penalize France Over Mistral Decision: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia will not impose penalties against France over its failure to fulfill a 1.2 billion euro contract to supply two Mistral helicopter carriers. Putin Said"We do intend to seek any penalties or fines ... but it is necessary that all costs we have incurred are covered. I assume the current French leadership and the French generally are good people and will return our money,"