New missiles and old armored vehicles will be delivered by France

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According to Lecornu, President Emmanuel Macron asked him to put together a new aid package that includes outdated but still functional French equipment after he spoke with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine. This was stated in an interview with La Tribune Dimanche.
He declared, “The Ukrainian army needs armored vehicles to defend a very long front line; this is absolutely crucial for troop mobility and is part of the Ukrainian requests.”.
In 2024 and early 2025, he said, France planned to supply hundreds of front-line troop carriers, or VABs (Véhicule de l’Avant Blindé).
The French army is gradually swapping out thousands of VABs, which were first deployed in the late 1970s, for a new multipurpose troop carrier.
In order to meet the needs of its own army and to guarantee ongoing support for Ukraine following more than two years of conflict with Russia, the French government is pressuring defense companies to increase production.
Moreover, Paris will provide additional Aster 30 anti-aircraft missiles for SAMP/T launchers, emulating the Patriot air defense systems supplied by the US.
In an interview that was published on Saturday, Lecornu told the La Tribune newspaper, “We are also developing remotely operated munitions in a very short timeframe, to deliver them to Ukraine starting this summer.”.
Sharp attacks in the Lviv, Kharkiv region of Ukraine have resulted in weeks of intense Russian fire and a shortage of ammunition.
A man was slain by Russian strikes in the Lviv region of Ukraine on Sunday night, according to the region’s governor.
On Telegram, Governor Maksym Kozytsky stated that “one man died as a result of the attack” caused by Russian cruise missiles that targeted vital infrastructure in the western region of Lviv.
He added that firefighters had put out a fire that started at an administrative building damaged in the raid, and that there “may still be people under the rubble” that they were searching through.
Governor Oleh Syniehubov of the Kharkiv region reported that a projectile struck a gas station on Sunday, resulting in the death of a 19-year-old man in an air strike.
Russia reportedly targeted high-voltage facilities in the south as well, prompting emergency shutdowns in the Black Sea city of Odesa and surrounding areas, according to national energy operator Ukrenergo.
Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, urged his people to spend a third Easter at war.
Zelensky wrote on social media on Easter Sunday to Ukrainians, “There is no night or day when Russian terror does not try to break our lives,” following the air force’s report of downing nine missiles and nine drones in the course of the night.
Nevertheless, we stand up for ourselves, persevere, and have faith that death is avoidable.
Life is able to triumph “He said.
Need for Western assistance After previous Russian attacks, energy consumption restrictions were still in effect in Kharkiv and Zelensky’s hometown of Kryvyi Rig, according to Ukrenergo’s statement on Sunday.
In recent weeks, Moscow has increased its attacks on Ukrainian energy facilities, claiming that it is retaliating for Kyiv’s attacks on Russian border areas.
A fresh $60 billion aid package has been put on hold due to a political impasse, and Kiev has issued a warning that its munitions supplies are running low. Washington is especially urged to resolve this issue.
(FRANCE 24 in collaboration with Reuters, AFP, and AP).
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According to Lecornu, President Emmanuel Macron asked him to put together a new aid package that includes outdated but still functional French equipment after he spoke with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine. This was stated in an interview with La Tribune Dimanche.

He declared, “The Ukrainian army needs armored vehicles to defend a very long front line; this is absolutely crucial for troop mobility and is part of the Ukrainian requests.”.

According to him, France plans to supply hundreds of front-line troop carriers for the VAB (Véhicule de l’Avant Blindé) in 2024 and the first part of 2025.

An advanced multi-role troop carrier is gradually taking the place of France’s army’s thousands of VABs, which were first deployed in the late 1970s.

In order to supply its own armed forces and guarantee that Ukraine receives assistance following more than two years of conflict with Russia, the French government is pressuring defense companies to increase output.

Moreover, Paris will provide additional Aster 30 anti-aircraft missiles for SAMP/T launchers, emulating the Patriot air defense systems supplied by the US. In a Saturday interview with the newspaper La Tribune, Lecornu stated, “We are also developing remotely operated munitions in a very short timeframe, to deliver them to Ukraine starting this summer.”.

Severe attacks in the Kharkiv region of Lviv.

Russia has been attacking Ukraine with great intensity these past few weeks, and there is a shortage of ammunition. Russian strikes on the Lviv region of Ukraine during the night killed a man, according to the region’s governor. Governor Maksym Kozytsky posted on Telegram that “one man died as a result of the attack” after Russian cruise missiles targeted vital infrastructure in the western Lviv region.

He added that firemen had put out a fire that started at an administrative building damaged in the raid, and that there “may still be people under the rubble” that they were searching through.

Governor Oleh Syniehubov of the Kharkiv region reported that a projectile struck a gas station on Sunday, resulting in the death of a 19-year-old man in an air strike.

Russia also targeted high-voltage facilities in the south, according to national energy operator Ukrenergo, forcing emergency shutdowns in the Black Sea city of Odesa and surrounding areas.

Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, urged his people to spend a third Easter in conflict.

After the air force reported downing nine missiles and nine drones over night, Zelensky wrote on social media on Easter Sunday, “There is no night or day when Russian terror does not try to break our lives.”.

However, we protect ourselves, we persevere, and our spirit never gives up because it knows that death is not inevitable. “Life can triumph,” he remarked.

Assistance from the West is required.

Ukrenergo said on Sunday that following earlier Russian attacks, energy consumption restrictions were still in effect in Kharkiv and Zelensky’s hometown of Kryvyi Rig.

In recent weeks, Moscow has increased its strikes on Ukrainian energy facilities, claiming that it is retaliating for Kyiv’s attacks on Russian border areas.

A new $60 billion aid package has been frozen due to a political impasse, and Kiev has warned that its munitions stockpile is running low. Washington is especially urged to end this impasse.

(FRANCE 24 in collaboration with Reuters, AFP, and AP).

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