France said on Tuesday it would send an additional 12 Ceasar howitzers to Ukraine and discussed the possibility of training Ukrainian pilots to fly French fighter jets as part of military assistance to Kyiv, Reuters reported.
Speaking after a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Alexey Reznikov in Paris, Defense Minister Sébastien Lecornieu said France would also send 150 troops to Poland to train up to 600 Ukrainian soldiers a month there.
Paris has already supplied Kiev with 18 Ceasar howitzers. An additional 12 howitzers will be financed by a 200 million euro ($217 million) fund approved by the French parliament, Lecornue said.
Lecornieu reiterated that position on Tuesday, saying that there are no taboos when asked the same question.