In addition, Paris will increase military assistance to Kyiv by providing fresh deliveries of air defense systems, the minister said.
“There are always subtleties with delivery, but there are also problems with training. We are also strengthening our support in the field of providing air defense systems: some of the weapons have already been shipped, some will still be. Like other allies , we are training the Ukrainian army,” Kolonna said.
The question of the training of the crew and the supply of spare parts remains open – the AMX-10 “wheeled tanks” have been produced by the French company Nexter since the mid-1970s and are now gradually being withdrawn from service. At the moment, it is not clear from the statements of French politicians how the Ukrainian army will master a completely new type of equipment for it.
Earlier, French President Emmanuel Macron promised to transfer AMX-10RC armored vehicles armed with a 105-millimeter gun to Ukraine. In an interview with reporters, Macron did not mention the number of vehicles transferred or the timing of the deliveries. He only noted that the negotiations between the two countries will continue at the level of the defense ministries.