Britain promised to hand over 14 such tanks to Ukraine.
The first Challenger 2 tanks arrived in Ukraine from Britain. Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov drove the first such tank and announced that soon “these fantastic machines will begin to perform combat tasks”.
Minister test drive video published on his Twitter page.
“It was very nice to ride on the first Ukrainian MBT Challenger 2. Such tanks, supplied by Great Britain, recently arrived in our country. Soon these fantastic machines will begin to perform combat missions. Thank you, Rishi Sunak, Ben Wallace and the British people,” he wrote under video
It was a pleasure to take the first Ukrainian Challenger 2 MBT for a spin.
Such tanks, supplied by the United Kingdom, have recently arrived in our country.
These fantastic machines will soon begin their combat missions.
Thank you @RishiSunak, @BWallaceMPand the people. pic.twitter.com/zoCRmKdBnN
— Oleksii Reznikov (@oleksiireznikov) March 28, 2023
Reznikov did not disclose the number of units, but earlier Britain promised to transfer 14 such tanks to Ukraine.
Western equipment for the Ukrainian counteroffensive
It will be recalled that the Ministry of Defense showed how Minister Oleksiy Reznikov tested equipment from Germany, Great Britain and the United States. It is about Challenger, Stryker&Cougar and Marder. The Ukrainian minister emphasized that this new equipment will be a good company for his “brothers” on the battlefield.
By the way, Spiegel with reference to its own sources reported about 18 tanks Leopard 2, which Germany promised to hand over to the Armed Forces to protect against Russian aggression, have already arrived in Ukraine.