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Poland blames Airbus for grounding chopper talks

Poland on Saturday blamed French aeronautics giant Airbus for the breakdown in talks over a multi-billion euro contract for military helicopters that has triggered a spike in tensions with Paris. "I want to make it perfectly clear that it wasn't the Polish side who broke off the talks," Polish Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz told reporters Saturday in Warsaw. French President Francois Hollande postponed a visit to Poland due next week after Warsaw announced Tuesday that the talks with Airbus had flopped.
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