Kuleba urged France to increase arms supplies to Ukraine

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has urged France to increase military aid supplies to Kyiv due to a shortage of weapons.

“We are very grateful to France for the provided equipment, as well as for its support of our candidacy for EU membership. We ask France to do more in this matter (military support),” Koleb said in an interview with a French newspaper. Journal du Dimanche,” adding that despite arms supplies to Kyiv from other countries, the Russian armed forces still outnumber the Ukrainian forces in heavy weapons.

When asked about the possibility of holding negotiations, he replied that any crisis “ends with diplomacy”, but Kyiv wants to be “in the position of the winning side.”

Opinion newspaper reported on Thursday that France will supply Ukraine with 155-mm self-propelled guns TRF1, which are decommissioned by the French army.

Earlier, Paris has already transferred to the Ukrainian side 18 CAESAR 155 mm self-propelled artillery platforms, which it has withdrawn from the ground forces reserve, and this is a quarter of the total number of such platforms available to the French. army.

And in June, after a visit to Kyiv, French President Emmanuel Macron promised that Paris would continue to supply weapons to Ukraine.

Source: RIA Novosti.

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