According to news from the French “24 Hours” news channel on the 20th, French President Macron said in an interview broadcast on the same day that France has delivered rocket launchers and weapons to Ukraine and will send more weapons to Ukraine early next year.
According to the report, Macron said in an interview with French TF1 and LCI television, “In addition to what we have already done, in recent days, France has sent more weapons, rocket launchers, ‘Sidewinder’ ground missiles to Ukraine. Air-to-air missile systems and equipment.”
The report also stated that Macron has interviewed on board the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle off the coast of Egypt. A day later, on the 20th local time, he attended a regional summit in Jordan.
The report mentioned that the planned delivery included the new “Caesar” vehicle-mounted self-propelled howitzer, but Macron did not provide an accurate figure. He said, “We are also working with French Defense Minister Sebastian Le Corny to be able to send useful weapons and ammunition again (to Ukraine) in the first quarter (2023) so that the Ukrainians can able to withstand bombing.”
According to previous reports by foreign media, on October 16 this year, French President Macron announced in Kyiv that he would provide another 6 “Caesar” vehicle-mounted self-propelled howitzers to the Ukrainian army.
According to the previous plan of European countries to send weapons to Ukraine, the Ukrainian army will receive 12 “Caesar” vehicle-mounted self-propelled howitzers. This will also bring the number of “Caesar” vehicle-mounted self-propelled howitzers owned by Ukraine to 18.