Ukraine announced on Tuesday that it had received French rocket launcher systems to bolster its military arsenal against Russiaafter nine months of invasion.
“LRUs from France have arrived in Ukraine! The Ukrainian army is still stronger”tweeted the Ukrainian defense minister, Oleksiy Reznikov.
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French LRUs (Unitary Rocket Launchers) are the fourth type of rocket launch system (MLRS) -after the HIMARS, the M270 and the MARS II- that were sent to Ukraine to combat the Russian forces.
The LRUs have a range of “about 70 km” and can hit their target with an accuracy “within a meter”, according to the description of the French Ministry of Defense.
In recent months, Ukrainian forces have used various types of foreign rocket launchers, including US HIMARSto attack especially the Russian supply lines in the rear.
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After regaining territories in the northeast, in the Kharkiv region, and in the south, around Kherson, kyiv continues to ask its Western allies for high-precision weapons.
Although the Ukrainian minister did not specify how many rocket launchers had arrived, two weeks ago, his French counterpart, Sebastien Lecornu, had announced that two LRUs were to be delivered, he said in an interview with Le Journal du Dimanche.
Lecornu also assured that France it would send “two Crotale missile batteries”, surface-to-air defense systems against the kamikaze drones used by the Russians.
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It is also planned that France take over the training of 2,000 Ukrainian soldiers, out of the 15,000 the European Union has promised to train.
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