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​Ukraine Received Two Crotale Anti-Aircraft Systems’ Batteries, Two French Army LRU MLRSs Fom France

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France transferred Crotale SAM systems to Ukraine to protect the sky from Russian attacks / Photo credit: SmartUACat on Twitter
France transferred Crotale SAM systems to Ukraine to protect the sky from Russian attacks / Photo credit: SmartUACat on Twitter

As French Defense Minister Sébastien Lecornu announced, France transferred Crotale SAM systems to Ukraine to protect the sky from Russian attacks

That is according to BFMTV French media asset, SlovoiDilo reports.

The Defense Minister of France, Sébastien Lecornu, also noted that Ukraine has already received two Missile Launch Rocket Systems (it could be LRU Multiple Launch Rocket Systemthat are in use in French army).

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Ukraine Received Two Crotale Anti-Aircraft Systems’ Batteries, Two French Army LRU MLRS Fom France, Defense Express
French Army LRU Multiple Launch Rocket System

Sébastien Lecornu stated that the total amount of military aid provided by France to Ukraine reaches €550 mln.

In particular, France has already transferred to Ukraine:

-18 CAESAR self-propelled howitzers,

- Milan ATGMs as well as Mistral SHORAD missile system,

- 60 VAB armored personnel carriers,

- HDP-2A2 anti-tank mines,

- CBRN protection equipment,

- night vision devices.

As it was noted, France is preparing to transfer 155-mm TRF1 howitzers too.

TRF1 towed 155 mm howitzer, Ukraine Received Two Crotale Anti-Aircraft Systems’ Batteries, Two French Army LRU MLRS Fom France,Defense Express
TRF1 towed 155 mm howitzer / Photo from open source

The French Parliament also approved a support fund of 200 million euros. This will allow Ukraine to order the necessary equipment from the French defense industry and provide maintenance of the delivered systems. Sébastien Lekornyu noted that the purchase of Bastion IFVs or Floating Bridge/River-crossing equipment is also possible within the fund.

According to the minister, the total volume of French military aid to Ukraine reached 550 million euros and now it is among the top five aid providers in terms of aid volume.

CAESAR self-propelled artillery systems provided by France have made a difference on the Ukrainian frontline thanks to their mobility,Ukraine Received Two Crotale Anti-Aircraft Systems’ Batteries, Two French Army LRU MLRS Fom France,  Defense Express
CAESAR self-propelled artillery systems provided by France have made a difference on the Ukrainian frontline thanks to their mobility / Photo credit: Joint Forces Task Force

As Defense Express reported, France and Italy Agreed on Delivery of New Modern Missile Defense System for the Ukrainian Forces.

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