War in Ukraine Paris Berlin Copenhagen and Oslo deliver artillery

War in Ukraine: Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen and Oslo deliver artillery pieces to Kyiv

In particular, between six and twelve new French Caesar guns will soon be delivered to the Ukrainian armed forces.

Germany, Denmark and Norway will start supplying 16 armored car artillery pieces next year to Ukraine, which wants to strengthen its heavy military arsenal to ward off Russia, Berlin announced on Sunday. The announcement follows a visit by German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht to Ukraine this weekend, a first since the Russian invasion began on February 24.

France has joined the European countries that will supply arms to Ukraine, as between six and twelve Caesar guns are also being sent. The information published by the newspaper Le Monde this weekend was confirmed to Le Figaro. These are not French Army weapons, but an order originally planned for the Danish Army and eventually offered to Ukraine. Before that, about twenty Caesar guns had already been sent to the Russian-Ukrainian front and provided valuable support to the Ukrainian army.

Germany, Denmark and Norway will deliver Slovak-made Zuzana-2 cannons for 92 million euros, the Ministry of Defense announced in Berlin. Ukraine is to receive them from 2023. Kyiv demanded more, especially German Leopard tanks, which the government of Chancellor Olaf Scholz refused to supply. Indeed, the latter has stated that such a decision is not his sole responsibility and should first be discussed with his western allies.

“We will continue to get involved in many different ways,” said Christine Lambrecht on ARD1. In her opinion, Berlin is doing a lot to support Kyiv. “For the federal government and NATO as a whole, that is absolutely clear [que] we will not become a part [belligérante] in this war,” she continued.

His Saturday visit to Odessa came the day after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the annexation of four new Ukrainian territories (Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporizhia and Kherson regions), which was strongly condemned by Kiev’s allies, including Germany.

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