France accused of 'delaying' EU shells for Ukraine -The Telegraph

(Reuters) - France was accused of slowing down a European Union 2-billion-euro ($2.12 billion) package for purchasing weapons for Ukraine by demanding that the munitions be manufactured inside the bloc, The Telegraph reported on Wednesday.

"Paris wanted guarantees that a deal to jointly procure weapons would only benefit firms based in the EU," the newspaper reported, quoting European sources.

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(Reporting by Anirudh Saligrama in Bengaluru; Editing by Leslie Adler)