France to send AMX-10 RC light tanks to Ukraine next week, defense chief says

19 February, 07:18 PM
AMX-10 RC (Photo:davric / Wikimedia)

AMX-10 RC (Photo:davric / Wikimedia)

France will hand over AMX-10 RC light tanks to Ukraine at the end of next week, Armed Forces Minister Sébastien Lecornu said in an interview with Le Parisien published on Feb. 19.

"The training is already over, these armored vehicles will be delivered from the end of next week," the official said.

Lecornu did not answer the question of how many armored vehicles will be provided, as he did not want to "give any strategic information to Russia."

The official added that France would not supply Ukraine with Leclerc tanks for the time being.

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On Feb. 14, Forces Operations reported that France was sending the first batch of 14 AMX-10 RC light tanks to Ukraine. The publication wrote that Ukrainian crews had completed a training program on these vehicles.

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