France to send armored personnel carriers to Ukraine

France to send armored personnel carriers to Ukraine

French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu has said that Paris will send "significant quantities" of armored personnel carriers to Ukraine.

He said this in an interview with Le Parisien, Ukrinform reports, citing BFMTV.

"To move quickly in areas under enemy fire, armies need armored vehicles. [...] France will therefore deliver significant quantities of VAB vehicles (Armored Forward Vehicle), equipped with weapons," the minister said.

Read also: Australia sends first four M113AS4 APCs to Ukraine

Lecornu also confirmed the sending to Ukraine of six additional Caesar self-propelled howitzers in addition to the 12 that have already been transferred to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

French President Emmanuel Macron earlier said that France was ready to provide Ukraine with additional Caesar guns.

VAB APC / Photo: Getty Images

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