When asked about the possible delivery of fighter jets to kyiv, Lecornu evaded a direct answer, saying “there is no taboo on this matter.” However, according to him, “the transfer of aircraft raises very complex logistical and practical problems.” According to the minister, Paris is also exploring the possibility of supplying Kiev with heavy artillery: a CAESAR 155mm self-propelled artillery mount, a TRF1 155mm self-propelled howitzer or an LRU rocket launcher.
In early January, French President Emmanuel Macron announced the delivery of AMX-10RCs to Ukraine, after Lecornu specified that his first batch would be shipped to Kiev before the end of February. Equipped with a 105mm gun and capable of firing at 2,000 meters, these wheeled armored reconnaissance vehicles are useful for reconnaissance and support missions, he said. The delivery must be accompanied by the shipment of the “Bastion” armored personnel carrier. At the same time, unlike Germany, the United States or Great Britain, which announced the supply of battle tanks to Ukraine, France did not promise the supply of Leclerc tanks, Le Monde points out.