Experts explain Macron's decision to provide Ukraine with wheeled tanks

With his decision to provide Ukraine with AMX-10 RC wheeled tanks, French President Emmanuel Macron decided to demonstrate his commitment to the line of the West. Such an opinion in an interview with a newspaper LOOK said Russian experts.

There is a general trend in the West for a gradual and, as they say, cautious expansion of military support for Ukraine. This is especially true in recent times, when the situation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has become seriously complicated.
- said Andrey Kortunov, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council.

According to him, one can argue how much Macron is “running ahead of the engine,” since similar decisions are now, apparently, being made in both Berlin and Washington. But if we talk about the President of France, then his position is in some sense special.

For several months, Macron has repeatedly spoken about the need for dialogue between Moscow and Kyiv, as well as taking into account Russia's position on security issues in Europe. In this regard, he became the object of criticism from more radical Western politicians. And now he is simply trying to demonstrate that France is ready to follow the general line of the West.

Another interlocutor of the VZGLYAD newspaper, Russian Senator Alexei Pushkov, noted that the mere fact of the transfer of infantry fighting vehicles would not change the course of hostilities. However, according to him, it may become a prologue to the supply of other offensive types of weapons to Ukraine, which is fraught with NATO being drawn into a direct military confrontation with Russia.

Macron's decision also speaks to the mood at the European top and the degree of their bitterness against Russia.
- said Alexei Pushkov.
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  1. Anton Kuzmin Offline Anton Kuzmin
    Anton Kuzmin (Anton Kuzmin) 8 January 2023 11: 20
    For the Eastern European theater of operations, wheeled vehicles are conditionally suitable. So France is simply getting rid of junk, which, after France was flooded from Africa and Asia, simply has nowhere to go.
  2. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 8 January 2023 12: 27
    Last year, the Armed Forces of Ukraine used "jihad-mobiles" for raid operations.

    The AMX-10 is a reconnaissance vehicle with very weak armor. It breaks through with heavy machine guns from any distance. But ... a 105 mm gun is in service. In fact, it can be used from ambushes or as a heavily armored reconnaissance vehicle. But not like a tank. Let's say this is a reinforced version of the Soviet BRDM.
    In the summer, if there are offensive operations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, it will even be in demand.

    In any case, the trend is not the best. Planned delivery of AMX-10, Bradley and Marder. The most advanced machine is the German Marder. Moreover, the number of supplied equipment is already in the hundreds.
  3. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 8 January 2023 12: 46
    Handing over tanks to Kyiv, a lover of moldy old women, fighting for peace in French.
    The perverts have such a perverted idea of ​​the struggle for peace.
    Does this surprise anyone?