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Tango0124 Mar 2017 11:32 a.m. PST

"Earlier this week, media reports said that France's Mistral-class assault ship is due to be deployed to the area near Tinian Island in the Pacific Ocean where the vessel is due to join the military exercises which will include Japanese and US personnel as well as two assault helicopters from Britain.

Commenting on the issue in an interview with Sputnik, Russian military expert Vasily Kashin specifically drew attention to the fact that the Mistral ship is expected to pass through the South China Sea while en route to Tinian Island.

He recalled that Paris recently made a number of statements about its plans to increase France's presence in the region, including a desire to support the freedom of navigation in the South China Sea…"
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Dwindling Gravitas Inactive Member25 Mar 2017 7:18 p.m. PST

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Tango0125 Mar 2017 9:42 p.m. PST



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