Citing Moscow's actions in Ukraine, the French government said conditions were "not right" for the warship delivery.
More than 2,000 people have died in the Ukraine conflict as of Aug. 10, the United Nations said.
Russia will "respect the choice of the Ukrainian people," Putin said.
Some in Congress agree.
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The Croatian ambassador to the U.S. tells BuzzFeed he hopes to help eliminate Russia's monopoly on EU gas deliveries.
Ukraine's breakaway Russian-speaking province has decided to secede and has moved a referendum forward to March 16.
Documents found at Viktor Yanukovych's country residence link his business activities to Russian corruption uncovered by lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.
Parliament also votes to release Yulia Tymoshenko, a former prime minister and Ukraine's most famous political prisoner.