Nine Countries Promised More than 150 Leopard Tanks to Ukraine — Austin

Wednesday, 15 March 2023

Nine countries have announced their intention to send more than 150 Leopard tanks to Ukraine as of today.

"In just the past three months, members of this Contact Group have shown great leadership in building up the capabilities that Ukraine needs to defend its sovereignty and create momentum on the battlefield, including more than nine brigades of tanks and other armored vehicles," Lloyd Austin, US Secretary of Defence, announced before the tenth Ramstein meeting on March 15.

"The coalition of countries that are donating Leopard tanks to Ukraine continues to grow. And nine countries have now committed to providing more than 150 Leopard tanks," Austin underlined.

The Pentagon chief did not name the countries.

As known from public statements, so far only Poland has delivered the promised Leopard to Ukraine - 14 tanks.

Meanwhile, operational training of Ukrainians on Leopard battle tanks has been completed in Germany (Ukr).

Also, the first ten Ukrainian military crews completed four-week training on Leopard tanks in Zaragoza, Spain (Ukr).

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