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Germany plans to deliver its Leopard tanks to Ukraine by “the end of March”

Germany plans to deliver the promised Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine “At the end of March, beginning of April,” German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said Thursday.

“It is planned that we will have the company (of tanks) at the end of March beginning of April” in Ukrainesaid the minister during a visit to the troops of the German armed forces in Saxony-Anhalt (east).

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The training of Ukrainian soldiers in the management of Marders light armored vehicles will begin “at the end of January” in Germany and training on leopard it will follow “a little later”, he added.

After several weeks of hesitation, United States and Germany announced on Wednesday that they will deliver heavy tanks to Ukrainein a new stage in the military support that they are providing to kyiv to face the Russian invasion.

Ukraine stated that it hopes to receive these cars as soon as possible, stressing that “the key” is “the speed and volume” of deliveries.

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Germany will supply kyiv with 14 Leopard 2 type 2A6 tanks from the reserves of its army, the Bundeswehr, and authorized the Western allies that also have armored vehicles of this type to do the same.

Leopard tanks are German made.

Poland, Norway and Spain said they were willing to deliver Leopard. According to various media, the Netherlands, Denmark and Finland would also be willing to do so.

According to the German government, the objective is to set up, with partner countries, “two tank battalions equipped with tanks Leopard 2 to Ukraine”. This would represent between 80 and 90 units. Washington announced that it will send 31 Abrams tanks.

On Thursday, the Kremlin denounced the “direct involvement” of Westerners in the conflict, after Europeans and Americans announced that they would hand over armored vehicles.

Source: Elcomercio

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