France on Monday introduced dozens extra gentle tanks and armoured autos for Ukraine’s military, along with coaching for the troopers utilizing them.
Of their joint assertion, French President Emmanuel Macron and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky additionally known as for recent sanctions towards Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.
“Within the coming weeks, France will prepare and equip a number of battalions with tens of armoured autos and light-weight tanks together with AMX-10RC,” mentioned the assertion.
Paris would additionally focus its efforts “in supporting Ukraine’s air defence capacities with the intention to defend its inhabitants towards Russian strikes”.
“Ukraine and France agree on the necessity to enhance collective stress on Russia by means of additional sanctions to weaken Russia’s means to proceed its unlawful warfare of aggression.”
Their announcement got here after Zelensky flew into France late Sunday and joined Macron for a dinner on the Elysee Palace.
“Paris. With every go to, Ukraine’s defence and offensive capabilities are increasing,” Zelensky tweeted as he flew to the Villacoublay airbase.
“The ties with Europe are getting stronger, and the stress on Russia is rising.”
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