German Ministry of Defense confirms that Leopard 2 tanks will be delivered to Kiev by the end of March 01:16

German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius confirmed that the promised Leopard 2A6 tanks will be delivered to Ukraine by the end of March. It gives information about TASS citing an interview with the department head to Bild.

“First of all, I can confirm Germany’s promise that 14 of our Leopard 2A6s will be delivered by the end of March,” Pistorius said. said.

According to him, the training of the Ukrainian army “will begin in the near future.”

“We’re on schedule, now it’s up to the others when it comes to more deliveries. There is clearly a desire, ”commented the head of the German defense ministry.

When asked about Kiev’s request for submarines and warplanes, Pistorius noted that “they played no part in the negotiations and rightly so”. He added that he raised the issue of the importance of air defense because it was “the number one priority for the next few months”.

Pistorius had come to Kiev on a visit before. This was the first major foreign trip of the German Defense Minister. Pistorius was sworn in a little over two weeks ago. The new minister met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov.

The German government approved the delivery of 178 Leopard 1 tanks to Ukraine, according to Der Spiegel The article explains that some of the promised “leopards” will be delivered to Kiev this summer, but the main “batch” will not arrive before 2024. . Other publications provide similar information, but differ in estimates of the number of combat vehicles. Newspaper.Ru.

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Source: Gazeta

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