A combatant in Ukraine shared recently photographs of himself with a French FR F2 sniper rifle. The 7.62x51mm rifles have only been sighted in theatre once before in March 2022. There has also recently been a sighting of a single FAMAS. While individual sightings aren’t indicative if a substantial number have been transferred by France then further examples will likely be seen in the future.
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