Finland to Send Three Leopard 2 Tanks to Ukraine

Thursday, 23 March 2023

As reported by the Finnish outlet MTV, Leopard 2 will be sent as a part of the 14th military assistance package. The decision was approved by Finnish President Sauli Niinisto today on the government's proposal.

Earlier, Finland had already decided to hand over three Leopard 2 mine clearing tanks to Ukraine, including training related to their use and maintenance. It means that in total Finland will hand over six Leopard 2 vehicles to Ukraine.

The cost of the current aid package is about 161 million euros worth.

The total value of all Finnish military aid packages to Ukraine amounts to 910 million euros.

As reported, Ukraine requested Finland for trilateral negotiations regarding Hornet fighters between Kyiv, Helsinki and Washington, since it is US-made aircraft.

The Minister of Defence of Finland stated that in the coming years Finland itself will need these planes.

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