Zelenskyy thanks France for decision to send armored vehicles

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has thanked French President Emmanuel Macron for his decision to supply Ukraine with French-made armored vehicles.

In a video address on Wednesday, Zelenskyy said Ukraine will receive armored vehicles from France.

He said the move "sends a clear signal to all our other partners," that "there is no rational reason why Ukraine has not yet been supplied with Western-type tanks."

The Ukrainian leader also said, "We must put an end to the Russian aggression this year," and "not postpone any of the defensive capabilities that can speed up the defeat of the terrorist state." Zelenskyy added that "modern Western armored vehicles, Western-type tanks are just one of these key capabilities."