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Germany authorizes shipment of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine

Germany authorized delivery of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraineannounced this Wednesday the spokesman of the German government, Seffen Hebestreit.

Germany will deliver to Ukraine 14 Leopard 2A6 tanks from its army reserves, and will allow European countries that wish to supply kyiv with the armored vehicles they have.

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The 2A6 model is more recent and perfected than the 2A4 that Poland and Finland want to deliver.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stands with soldiers from the Army Bundeswehr next to a Leopard 2 battle tank during a military exercise in Ostenholz, Germany, Monday, October 17, 2022. (Moritz Frankenberg/dpa via AP, File).

“The goal is to quickly assemble two battalions of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine”, Said the German spokesman after the council of ministers held this Wednesday.

At the same time, training of Ukrainian forces in the use of these tanks “will start soon in Germany”the spokesman added.

The package agreed after intense negotiations with the allies of Ukraine includes logistic support, ammunition and maintenance of these main battle tanks.

“This decision is consistent with our line, which consists of supporting Ukraine with all our abilities. We act in a closely coordinated and concerted manner at the international level,” the head of the German government said in the statement. Olaf Schölz.

Source: Elcomercio

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