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France to deliver nearly 80 Caesar howitzers to Ukraine

France to deliver nearly 80 Caesar howitzers to Ukraine French Minister of Defense Sébastien Lecornu (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

France will soon be able to supply Ukraine with 78 Caesar self-propelled howitzers and increase the delivery of ammunition, states the French Minister of Defense, Sébastien Lecornu.

He clarifies that an agreement has been reached between France, Ukraine, and Denmark to finance the 155mm self-propelled howitzers Caesar, enabling France to "quickly deliver" them.

France also aims to provide Ukraine with 80,000 shells for 155mm guns this year. The Minister reminds that since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, France has provided only 30,000 shells.

France is also searching for existing stocks of gunpowder and ammunition that could be purchased from countries outside the European Union.

Caesar deliveries to Ukraine

In January, it was reported that Ukraine would receive six Caesar self-propelled artillery units from France in the coming weeks.

In February, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced that Ukraine would receive a new package of military assistance from France, including Caesar self-propelled artillery units.

In March, Denmark announced another military aid package to Ukraine worth $330 million, which includes Caesar self-propelled artillery units.