The first of 14 main battle tanks should be delivered to Ukraine in January 2024.
Ukraine will receive 14 Leopard 2 tanks on behalf of the government of the Netherlands, which will be handed over by the German armaments concern Rheinmetall.
It informs Tagesschau.
According to the company, the order amounts to a three-digit number of millions of euros. In addition, an appropriate agreement was reached with the German federal government.
“Pa handful of 14 main battle tanks should be delivered to Ukraine in January 2024, and the rest – during 2024. We are talking about Leopard 2A4 tanks, which Rheinmetall took over from previous stocks in various states that had them in service,” the publication reports.
On the eve the German government handed over a new package of military aid to Ukrainewhich included high-precision guided munitions.
In addition, in the new military aid packages Belgium will hand over M113 armored personnel carriers to Ukraine.