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France Will Deliver Up to 50 Aerial Bombs to Ukraine Every Month

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French AASM Hammer, a dumb bomb with a glide and guidance kit / Image credit: Safran
French AASM Hammer, a dumb bomb with a glide and guidance kit / Image credit: Safran

France will supply Ukraine with up to 50 aerial bombs every month until the end of 2024. Paris will also increase the supply of artillery ammunition

This is reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecorne, who is quoted by Le Figaro.

In an interview with France Inter radio, the minister said that starting in January 2024, France will provide Ukraine with about 50 aerial bombs, and the supplies will continue at least until the end of the year.

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France Will Deliver up to 50 Aerial Bombs to Ukraine Every Month, AASM Hammer bombs on the hardpoints of a Dassault Rafale fighter, Defense Express
AASM Hammer bombs on the hardpoints of a Dassault Rafale fighter / Open source illustrative photo

Lecornu also announced an increase in the supply of artillery ammunition to 3,000 shells per month.

"From February 2022 to the end of 2023, France supplied Ukraine with 2,000 shells per month, from January - 3,000 shells per month," French Defense Minister said.

At the same time, he denied that the russians had seized the initiative at the front, adding that Moscow would not win the war against Ukraine. The minister emphasized that the successes of the russian army are limited to "two kilometers, gnawed here and taken back"

"The counteroffensive did not work as we wanted, but this does not give Putin an advantage," the head of the French Defense Ministry stated.

France Will Deliver up to 50 Aerial Bombs to Ukraine Every Month, The Minister of Defense of France Sebastien Lecornue during his visit on an enterprise of Nexter - KNDS in Roanne, France, Defense Express
The Minister of Defense of France Sebastien Lecornue during his visit on an enterprise of Nexter - KNDS in Roanne, France / Photo credit: Sébastien Lecornu on X

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