Another six French-made Caesar artillery guns promised to Ukraine by President Emmanuel Macron in June are “on their way” to the war-torn country, France’s foreign minister said on Tuesday.
Twelve of the guns, prized for their accuracy and mobility, have already been delivered to Ukraine and “the six others are on their way,” Catherine Colonna told a Senate commission.
“At the national level, France is fully committed even though we communicate less than others what we are doing,” Colonna added. “We made the decision to not communicate all of our military contribution.”
As well as ammunition, France is known to be providing its Milan anti-tank missiles and Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu said in late June that Paris would be sending “significant quantities” of armored personnel carriers.
Built by France’s partly state-owned arms maker Nexter, the Caesar is a 155-mm howitzer mounted on a six-wheeled truck chassis, capable of firing shells at ranges of more than 40 kilometers (25 miles).