European countries pledge more tanks to Ukraine

09 February, 2023

Courtesy of ICRT


Germany, Denmark, and the Netherlands have announced Tuesday their plan to provide Ukraine with at least 100 refurbished Leopard 1 battle tanks in the coming months.


It's a pledge that comes as Kyiv anticipates a new Russian offensive around the anniversary of its invasion.


The announcement followed Germany agreeing last month to allow deliveries of the more modern German-made Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. 

The defence ministers of Germany, Denmark, and the Netherlands said the shipment of the older Leopard 1 tanks was part of an effort to support Ukraine, in its endeavor to withstand Russian aggression.


Ukrainian officials say they expect Russian forces to make a new drive in eastern and southern Ukraine, as the Kremlin strives to secure territory which it illegally annexed in late September, and where it claims its rule is welcomed.

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