France will strengthen military assistance to Ukraine and train up to 2,000 Ukrainian troops at its training grounds. French Minister of the Armed Forces Sebastien Lecornu said this in an interview. The Parisian.
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According to the French minister, Ukrainian soldiers will be seconded to French units for several weeks. The training will focus on three levels: general combat training, then “specific needs reported by Ukrainians, such as logistics.” The third level of training is based on the materials provided.
He also recalled that France will transfer Crotale anti-aircraft missile systems to Ukraine, which will help strengthen air defense. He did not announce the exact number of weapons to be delivered. He said that the number “is agreed with the Ukrainians, but it will be significant to allow them to defend their sky.”
According to the French minister, Ukraine has also made a request for long-range missile launchers, and negotiations on this matter are ongoing.
- On October 13, Ukraine and France signed a grant agreement that will ensure the supply of French weapons for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
- Yesterday it was reported that the European Union intends to increase military support to Ukraine, providing an additional 500 million euros for weapons for Ukraine and a new initiative to train 15,000 Ukrainian troops.
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