Copyright © 2024

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

France and Australia to provide Ukraine with shells

When will NATO help Ukraine
French self-propelled 155mm howitzers at the front in Ukraine. Credit: Snapshot from video by Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense
France and Australia to provide Ukraine with shells

France and Australia reached an agreement to supply 155-mm shells to Ukraine’s Armed Forces in order to help Ukraine repel the Russian invasion, French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu and the Minister of Defence of Australia Richard Marles announced on 30 January 2023.

France and Australia signed the agreement on the cooperation between the Australian and French defense industries that will allow them to jointly manufacture 15-mm shells.

Several thousand 155mm shells will be manufactured jointly. The idea is to provide significant and continuous assistance,” Sebastien Lecornu said today.

France considering sending Leclerc tanks to Ukraine – Politico citing French official

This is part of the support efforts that Australia and France are providing to Ukraine to ensure that it is able to hold out in this conflict and end it on its own terms,” Richard Marles added.

The first delivery of the jointly manufactured shells will start in the first quarter of 2023, according to Lecornu.

Western weapon delays may have cost Ukraine its winter counteroffensive – ISW

The 155-mm shells are fired by several Western artillery systems supplied to Ukraine earlier before, such as French-made self-propelled howitzers Caesar, American towed howitzers M777, or German-made self-propelled howitzers Panzerhaubitze 2000. Ukraine urgently needs more 155-mm shells to counter the intense Russian artillery fire that razes Ukrainian cities to the ground in the eastern and southern parts of Ukraine.


You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

To suggest a correction or clarification, write to us here

You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter

Please leave your suggestions or corrections here

    Euromaidan Press

    We are an independent media outlet that relies solely on advertising revenue to sustain itself. We do not endorse or promote any products or services for financial gain. Therefore, we kindly ask for your support by disabling your ad blocker. Your assistance helps us continue providing quality content. Thank you!

    Related Posts