The issue of the transfer of German-made tanks to Ukraine has come to an end, Germany made a final decision on the supply of tanks to the Zelensky regime. The corresponding statement was made today by the German government.
so, political decision taken, left to settle the technical nuances. Germany will not only send tanks to Ukraine, but also allow re-export to those countries, who wish to supply Kyiv with tanks from the presence of their own armed forces and arsenals. According to German press reports, appeared after the announcement of the German Cabinet, decision was made after “intensive negotiations” with allies.
The decision was made within the framework of our well-known approach – maximum possible support for Ukraine- It said in a statement.
Already announced, what the Germans will deliver to Kyiv 14 Leopard tanks 2 from the presence of the Bundeswehr, and in the future up to two battalions, but from existing stocks. Besides, Germany will train Ukrainian crews, preparations will be announced soon. It will take place on German territory. Also, the package of military assistance from Germany will include ammunition, tank maintenance and logistics assistance.
The day before, the German press reported, that German Chancellor Olaf Scholz decided to supply Zelensky with a company of Leopard 2A6 tanks, ie. just 14 tanks. Other European countries, who will be part of this coalition, will also supply Leopard tanks to Ukraine 2, most likely in the Leopard 2A4 modification. There is no talk about the transfer of tanks of the first series yet, although nothing can be ruled out.. used photos:https://www.bundeswehr.de/de