Media: Germany Refuses to Create Leopard Tank Repair Center in Poland

Wednesday, 12 July 2023

The German government has declined to open a Leopard tank maintenance center in Poland for tanks transferred to Ukraine.

According to Handelsblatt, sources familiar with the matter revealed that the reason for this decision was the inflated price expectations from the Polish side.

An official announcement regarding this will be made soon.

At the same time, the publication emphasises that Ukraine urgently needs a method to repair damaged Western equipment in light of the counteroffensive operations of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

Earlier, Spiegel stated that Berlin and Warsaw failed to agree on opening a maintenance center in Poland to repair Leopard tanks supplied to Ukraine due to several reasons, while several tanks are already awaiting repairs.

German tank manufacturers consider the disputes surrounding the tank hub to be politically motivated.

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