Ukraine has achieved the supply of German tanks Leopard

Poland will give Ukraine a company of modern German tanks Leopard, informed Polish President Andrzej Duda during a meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky in Lvov.

“We have decided that such support from the Polish side will be provided to Ukraine. A company of Leopard tanks will be transferred as part of the international coalition, ”Duda said (quoted by TASS).

According to the president, it remains to carry out a number of formal requirements and approvals, but “in Poland, the decision has already been made.”

Leopard tanks are in service with many countries – in particular, Spain, Poland, Greece, Denmark and Finland. They are manufactured by the Munich defense company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann.

Poland will not be able to transfer Leopard tanks without permission to re-export country of origin – Germany. In the country, the issue of transferring modern tanks to the Armed Forces of Ukraine has been actively discussed in recent weeks.

The decision on the transfer of Leopard 2 tanks by Germany to Ukraine has already been made, their delivery will be announced on January 20, ”Aleksey Arestovich, adviser to the head of the office of the President of Ukraine, said the day before in the Feigin.Live program.

As Politico wrote, France is privately pushing Germany to transfer Leopard tanks to Ukraine. This publication was told by a French official.

Poland is also exerting pressure on Germany, Pavel Yablonsky, deputy foreign minister, told the publication. According to him, the country wants to form a broad coalition with Western partners for the joint transfer of Leopard 2 to Ukraine.

Earlier, the authorities of Finland announced the same. The country also expressed its readiness to provide Ukraine with Leopard 2 battle tanks if other EU members join such a program. Chairman of the Parliamentary Defense Committee Antti Hakkanen spoke about this.

The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, at a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, also spoke in favor of supplying Ukraine with German Leopard tanks and other heavy military equipment.

Earlier, the authorities of the United States and France announced the transfer of modern tanks to Ukraine.

Last week, the office of French President Emmanuel Macron announced that the country would supply Ukraine with AMX-10 RC “light” battle tanks, as well as Bastion armored personnel carriers.

At the same time, the US authorities announced the largest aid package to Ukraine since the beginning of the war in the amount of more than $3 billion. It included modern Bradley tanks.

The British government is discussing the possibility of transferring modern Challenger 2 tanks to Kyiv. PNegotiations have been going on for weeks, a source familiar with Sky News said.

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