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The French minister of the armed forces launched the “Artillery Alliance” initiative on Thursday, announcing the production of 78 Caesar cannons intended for Ukraine.. Sébastien Lecornu promised to deliver fifty A2SM air-to-round missiles per month for the entire year beginning in January.
“Ammunition shortage is a real and pressing problem facing our armed forces at present”Ukrainian Defense Minister Rustem Umerov, who took part in the effort via video conference, lamented. “We need to strengthen Ukraine's defense capabilities to protect the free world from the Russian threat. »
“There are no “mercenaries” in France, unlike others in Ukraine or elsewhere”The Foreign Ministry on Thursday responded to the claims by Russian officials.
The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Wednesday evening that the army “Conducted a high-precision strike to temporarily deploy foreign fighters” has Kharkiv. « The majority are French. More than 60 militants were killed and more than 20 were injured.he added.
Ukrainian military intelligence carried out an overnight attack on an oil depot in the St. Petersburg area, in northwestern Russia, using drones, Agence France-Presse reported, citing a source within the Ukrainian security services. The sector is almost 1,000 kilometers from the Ukrainian border.
Russian forces launched 33 Iranian-designed drones into Ukraine overnight, intercepting 22 of them.as well as guided missiles towards Kharkiv in the east of the country Ukrainian army.
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