French Defense Minister: France will deliver hundreds of armored vehicles to Ukraine – Global News (Trending Perfect)


PARIS (AP) — France will deliver “hundreds” of armored vehicles by the beginning of next year to Ukraine as part of a new package of military aid for the country that has just entered its pipeline, French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu said. Third Year Since the Russian invasion.

In an interview with the French newspaper La Tribune, Lecornu said: “To maintain such a wide front line, the Ukrainian army needs, for example, our armored personnel carriers. It is absolutely essential for the mobility of troops.”

The French Army is currently replacing the old VAB armored personnel carriers that came into use in 1979 with a new generation of armored vehicles. “This old equipment, which is still operational, is heading directly to Ukraine in large quantities,” he added. “We are talking about hundreds (of vehicles) in 2024 and early 2025,” Lecorno said.

Lecornu also said that France would supply Ukraine with more anti-aircraft missiles.

This move comes at a time when the French government is pressuring its military industry to boost its production to meet Kiev's urgent ammunition needs.

Lecornu said on Tuesday that France would soon be able to do so Delivery of 78 Caesar howitzers To Ukraine it will increase its supply of missiles.


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