France supplies Ukraine with ‘light battle tanks’

France wants to supply Ukraine with “light battle tanks.” This was promised by the French head of state Emmanuel Macron to his Ukrainian colleague Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the Élysée Palace announced on Wednesday after a telephone conversation between the two presidents. The tank is said to be the AMX-10 RC armored reconnaissance vehicle. The wheeled tank with a large gun is used mainly for reconnaissance. It was initially unclear how many tanks France intends to hand over to Ukraine and by when. The Élysée Palace said that these were the first Western-designed battle tanks to be delivered to the Ukrainian armed forces.

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