From the Georgian Daily: “I can assure you,” Putin told a press conference during his recent visit to Paris, “that if we purchase the armament, we will use it wherever deemed necessary.”

Asked in which sea would Russia deploy the Mistral ship or ships if the deal is finalized, Putin told the media in Paris that Russia “would use the warships wherever they would be needed” (Interfax, Agence France Presse, November 27). (jamestown)