War in Ukraine: European countries amplify their military aid in kyiv

Denmark created the surprise, Thursday, January 19, indicating that he was going to give all of his 19 Caesar guns. Other announcements were expected on Friday, especially from the United States, after the eighth meeting of military aid supplier countries in Ukraine.

by Cédric Pietrapunga

While Ukraine insistently demands combat tanks from its Western allies, several European countries announced, Thursday, January 19, the delivery of large quantities of military materials to kyiv troops, to allow them to resist To Russian troops but above all to prepare new offensives in the spring. Other announcements were also expected on Friday, January 20, especially from the United States, after the eighth meeting of the military aid supplier countries in Ukraine, on the American basis of Ramstein (Germany).

Denmark created the surprise on Thursday, indicating that he was going to give all of his 19 Caesar guns to Ukraine, including those who have not yet been delivered to him by their manufacturer Nexter. In October 2022, MO12345lemonde had revealed that Paris and Copenhagen were thinking about taking part of the Danish order, placed in 2017 and completed in 2019, to send it to Ukraine. Six to twelve units were then mentioned. This supply will double the number of caesar on the front in Ukraine, France having delivered eighteen exemplary of this belly renowned for the precision of its shots – one of them is “completely out of use”, Nevertheless revealed, Wednesday, the Minister of the Armed Forces, Sébastien Lecornu.

Another weight intake, Sweden has decided to deliver Archer cannons to the Ukrainian army, a model similar to the French Caesar, as well as 50 CV-90 infantry combat vehicles and NLAW anti-tank missiles. In the same movement, Great Britain has promised 600 anti-shifts brimstone guided missiles, with a range of 60 kilometers, Lithuania two mid-8 helicopters and Latvia two mid -7 helicopters. “The government has decided today to send the biggest bunch of heavy weapons in Estonia to date, [which] has our total military aid to Ukraine to more than 1 % of our GDP”, Also advanced, Thursday, the Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, evoking “Shutcuts, grenade launchers and ammunition”.

several Russian advances on the front

On Wednesday, the Netherlands had formalized the supply of an anti-aircraft battery Patriot, which will complement the two already promised by the United States and Germany. For its part, France reflects, in consultation with Italy, to give in to kyiv a Samp/T Mamba battery, very effective in defending the upper layers. According to our information, the announcement of its delivery is only a matter of weeks or even days. During a visit to kyiv on Wednesday, the Canadian Minister of Defense, Anita Anand, also promised the sending of 200 armored vehicles for the transport of Senator troops, equipment from which Ukrainians are missing.

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