《中英對照讀新聞》Several countries eyeing French warships withheld from Russia: official 官員：好幾個國家對法國取消賣給俄羅斯的戰艦有興趣
Canada, India, Singapore and Egypt are "seriously" interested in buying France’s two Mistral warships, a senior French official has said, after Paris scrapped a deal to sell the vessels to Russia over the Ukraine crisis.
Louis Gautier, an official who advises the prime minister on defence and security matters, also told lawmakers this week that the cost of abandoning the agreement with Russia would be at least 1.1 billion euros if the government did not find another buyer, according to a summary of his comments obtained by AFP Friday.
That figure includes the costs of the maintenance required to keep the pair of amphibious helicopter-carriers in operational condition and fees for keeping them docked in the western port of St Nazaire, which together are running at two million euros a month.
The deal to sell the warships to Russia was formally cancelled in early August in response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine. (AFP)
eye：動詞，仔細看著（尤其是對某物有興趣時）。例句：These kids eyed the cakes hungrily.（這群孩子飢腸轆轆地盯著這些蛋糕。）
scrap：動詞，廢棄、取消、報廢；打架、吵架。例句：They are scrapping over parking spaces.（他們在為停車位吵架。）
run：動詞，（金額、數字等）處於某一水準。例句：Inflation runs at 0.2% in June.（6月的通貨膨脹率為0.2％。）