France will ship 12 extra Caesar truck-mounted howitzers to Ukraine for its struggle towards Russian invaders, Defence Minister Sebastien Lecornu stated Tuesday.
rance will ship 12 extra Caesar truck-mounted howitzers to Ukraine for its struggle towards Russian invaders, Defence Minister Sebastien Lecornu stated Tuesday.
The artillery items, including to 18 already delivered, can be financed from a 200-million-euro ($217-million) fund France set as much as fund arms for Kyiv, Lecornu stated in a joint Paris press convention along with his Ukranian counterpart Oleksiy Reznikov.
Alongside different Western-supplied cell cannons just like the German Panzerhaubitze 2000, the Caesar was credited final yr with serving to Ukraine strike targets deep behind Russian strains, undermining Moscow’s offensive.
The truck-mounted 155mm weapons can arrange, fireplace a highly-accurate volley at ranges of as much as 40 kilometres (25 miles) and shift place earlier than the enemy can find them and fireplace again.
Lecornu stated the brand new batch of howitzers can be delivered within the coming weeks.
Denmark has additionally pledged its total 19-strong fleet of the French-made howitzers to the Ukrainian struggle effort.
rance was by early December the Seventh-largest supporter of Ukraine because the struggle broke out, in accordance with information on navy and monetary help collated by the Germany-based Institute for the World Financial system think-tank — not but taking into consideration main bulletins of navy tools final month.
However European donors stay far wanting the US’ navy help commitments.