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France sends more mobile guns to Ukraine: defense minister

French Defense Minister Sébastien Lecorne said on Tuesday that 12 Caesar truck-mounted howitzers will be sent to Ukraine to fight Russian aggressors.

The artillery, in addition to the 18 already delivered, will be funded by a €200 million ($217 million) fund set up by France to fund weapons in Kiev, Lecornu said. , said at a joint press conference in Paris with his Ukrainian counterpart Oleksiy Reznikov.

Caesar last year, along with other West-supplied mobile artillery, such as the German Panzerhaubice 2000, was used by Ukraine to attack targets deep in Russian lines and undermine Moscow’s offensive. considered to have contributed to

The truck-mounted 155 mm gun can fire a high-precision salvo at a range of up to 40 km (25 miles), allowing the enemy to locate and reposition before it can counterattack.

Lecornu said a new batch of howitzers will be delivered in the coming weeks.

Denmark also pledged to commit an entire fleet of 19 powerful French howitzers to the Ukrainian war effort.

By early December, France was Ukraine’s seventh-largest supporter since the war broke out, according to data on military and financial aid compiled by the Germany-based Institute for the World Economy think tank. equipment last month.

But European donors are well short of US military aid commitments.

https://www.expatica.com/fr/general/france-to-send-more-mobile-artillery-to-ukraine-defence-minister-884461/ France sends more mobile guns to Ukraine: defense minister

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