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Purchase of shells outside the EU, long-range missiles, Mirages 2000… European plan to save Ukraine

If Emmanuel Macron’s verdict on Monday night on the possible deployment of Western troops into Ukraine will focus attention on Tuesday, another, more specific aspect of the discussions in Paris may well have a more immediate effect on the conflict between Kiev and Ukraine. Moscow. The French president and his European allies, gathered to respond to the ammunition shortage plaguing Ukraine, have actually outlined the contours of an ambitious plan aimed at increasing the pace of arms supplies to Zelensky’s troops.

Despite significant efforts (528 tanks, 475 howitzers and 81 multiple launch rocket systems, among others, already delivered since the start of the war), Western weapons were unable to prevent the failure of the Ukrainian counter-offensive launched in the spring. On the other hand, the long-awaited collapse of Russian industry has not occurred, and Moscow, which can rely on the missiles of its new ally North Korea, has firepower far superior to that of its adversary.

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Source: Le Parisien

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