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Zelenskyy thanks Macron for decision to supply “light tanks and Bastion APCs to Ukraine”

French armoured fighting vehicle AMX-10 RC, a wheeled light tank. File photo: Pierre Delattre/Wikimedia Commons

France is going to send AMX-10 RC armored fighting vehicles to Ukraine following a call between the heads of the two states, DW reports referring to an unnamed French official who didn’t elaborate as to the number of these wheeled light tanks and the delivery terms.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, for the decision to supply the “light tanks” and Bastion APCs to Ukraine:

French armored fighting vehicle AMX-10 RC, a wheeled light tank. File photo: Pierre Delattre/Wikimedia Commons

 

Bastion APC in Northern Mali, 2015. File photo: Wikimedia Commons

French minister for armed forces Sébastien Lecornu visited Kyiv and met with his Ukrainian counterpart, Oleksii Reznikov, late last December.

On 1 January, French President Macron reiterated France’s support for Ukraine:

https://twitter.com/EuromaidanPress/status/1609677726847311878

Previously, France supplied several Caesar self-propelled howitzers, two batteries of the Crotale air defense system, at least one LRU multiple rocket launcher, and other equipment to Ukraine.

Read more:

France delivers another batch of howitzers to Ukraine – French Defense Minister

Ukraine has received LRU M270 MLRS system from France

Ukraine receives two batteries of Crotale air defense systems from France

France to train up to 2,000 Ukrainian soldiers – French Armed Forces Minister

 

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