France will probably be sending tanks to Ukraine in an effort to broaden its army help, French President Emmanuel Macron informed his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, on Wednesday.
“The president wished to amplify this army help,” introduced the presidency after a one-hour phone name between the 2 leaders, AFP reported, every week after Armed Forces Minister Sébastien Lecornu’s journey to Ukraine.
These AMX-10 RC, very cell, reconnaissance-fire have been put into service within the Nineteen Eighties and used in the course of the Gulf Conflict, in Kosovo, and the Sahel.
On 20 December, France introduced it had delivered rocket launchers and Crotale missile batteries to Ukraine.
“That is the primary time that tanks of Western design have been equipped to the Ukrainian armed forces,” the presidency stated.
In accordance with the Protection Ministry, France had 247 of those tanks in 2019. Paris and Kyiv will quickly alternate to outline the quantity and supply modalities.
On Wednesday, the French president informed his counterpart of France’s “unwavering help” “till victory.”
Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated he’s cooperating “to considerably strengthen air defence and different defence capabilities” earlier than thanking his French counterpart for the tanks.
(Hugo Struna | EURACTIV.fr)