But in early January, France accelerated its support by indicating its intention to deliver AMX-10 RC armored vehicles to Ukraine, leading to announcements of tank deliveries from the country’s other Western allies, in particular the German-made Leopards. At the beginning of February, Paris again announced the delivery of 12 new Caesar guns, much appreciated by the Ukrainian forces, after 18 already delivered.
On the issue of combat aircraft deliveries to kyiv, if France maintains a cautious position, it says to itself “not opposed” to the transfer of such weapons to Ukraine, which previously represented a red line. A position similar to that of Great Britain, one of kyiv’s biggest supporters along with the United States. British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak thus assured that deliveries of fighter planes to Ukraine were “part of the discussions” with Volodymyr Zelensky.