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France to transfer armored vehicles and missiles to Ukraine

Mar 31, 2024

France is preparing a new military aid package for Ukraine. It will include hundreds of armored vehicles and Aster anti-aircraft missiles.


This was reported by Le Monde regarding French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu.

He noted that we are talking about armored vehicles that are in service with France, but they are going to be replaced by newer ones.

"To hold such a large front line, the Ukrainian army needs, for example, our armored front-line vehicles: it is necessary for the mobility of troops. This old equipment, which is still serviceable, will be of direct benefit to Ukraine in significant quantities. We are talking about hundreds in 2024 and early 2025," the Minister said.

According to Lekorn, France also wants to help strengthen Ukraine's air defense, so it is preparing a new batch of Aster 30 anti-aircraft missiles for the SAMP/T air defense system. These SAMs are analogous to the Patriot system.

The minister added that France is developing remote-controlled munitions. They could probably be delivered to Ukraine as early as this summer.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 01/04/2024

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