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March 28, 2024 (EIRNS)—Paris has determined that it will send 78 Caesar 155mm truck-mounted howitzers to Ukraine and will boost its supply of shells to meet Kyiv’s urgent needs for ammunition to fight Russia’s full-scale invasion. Defense Minister Sébastien Lecornu said at a news conference on Tuesday that France, Ukraine, and Denmark had reached an agreement to finance the Caesar howitzers, which will enable France to “quickly deliver” them, reported AP. France has also set a goal to deliver 80,000 shells for 155 mm guns to Ukraine this year—up from 30,000 delivered since the beginning of the war on Feb. 24, 2022, he said.

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