French diplomat Catherine Colonna announced on Tuesday that the six additional Caesar cannons that French President Emmanuel Macron promised in mid-June are on their way to Ukraine.
Until now, 12 of these guns have already been delivered Colonna told the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and the Armed Forces in Paris that Caesar and six others were now on their way to Ukraine.
The French Foreign Minister did not specify the expected date for the arrival of these reinforcements on Ukrainian soil, which was announced by the French head of state on June 16 during his visit to Kyiv.
Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, Paris has handed over to Kyiv in addition to Caesar’s cannons, Milan anti-tank missiles and Mistral anti-aircraft missiles.
In late June, Minister of the Armed Forces Sebastien Licornu announced that France would still send “large quantities” of armored vehicles.
The French government also promised to deliver anti-ship missiles, ordered by Kyiv “to break the naval blockade imposed by Russia, which deprives many countries of the delivery of grain.”
France has fully complied with its obligations, even if we talk about it to a lesser degree than others. “We have chosen not to pass on our entire military contribution,” Colonna said, explaining that he prefers to keep that information to his allies.
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