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Ukraine receives German-made Leopard tanks from a new country

Ukraine receives German-made Leopard tanks from a new country

already before inform us That in the first three countries made a final decision to supply tanks to Ukraine – Great Britain, Poland and Germany. However, several countries have indicated that they are likely to join the coalition that supplies combat vehicles:

  • Besides Germany, the United States also planned to deliver its own M1 Abrams tanks. the And in a few days they decided that a more modern subtype of the Abrams tank, the M1A2, is being sent to Ukraine.
  • Spain already last year indicated that it would be willing to deliver some Panther 2A4 to Kyiv, but it is in rather poor condition. According to the latest news, after the German announcement, Madrid put the issue on the agenda again, and on Friday evening, January 27. Tank shipment confirmed.
  • In addition to the above, Portugal plans to send four A6s and Norway 8 A4s to Ukraine.
  • Finland announced shortly after Poland that it was ready to deliver 14 Leopard 2 tanks.

Spain also made the decision

Spanish Defense Minister Margarita Robles announced the shipment shortly after Germany announced it would donate a number of tanks to Ukraine and allow allies to do the same.

The Spanish minister said that the Leopard 2 tanks stationed at the military base in Zaragoza will be sent to Ukraine in the coming months. However, he did not provide an exact number. “It’s not just about sending the tanks in, it’s about personnel training and maintenance,” said Robles.

According to the information of the foreign newspaper, the Western allies have promised Ukraine a total of 321 heavy tanks so far.

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Cover photo: Leopard 2 A4 main battle tank in Monster. Photo: Philip Schulze/dpa via Getty Images

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