18 German battle tanks arrived.Leopard 2To Ukraine, on Monday, according to what a security source said, confirming what was stated in a report by Spiegel news magazine.
The source said that in addition to 18 combat tanks, 40 German Marder infantry fighting vehicles and two armored vehicles arrived in Ukraine.
He also added that 3 Leopard tanks donated by Portugal also arrived in Ukraine, according to Reuters.
Among the best
It comes after she was Berlin It has pledged to provide Kiev with this type of tanks to support it in the conflict with Russia.
Germany agreed in January to supply the tanks, considered among the best in the West’s arsenal, overcoming concerns about sending heavy weapons that Kiev says are crucial to defeating Moscow.
However, Russia considers it a serious provocation.
The German army has been training Ukrainian tank crews as well as troops assigned to operate Marder vehicles for several weeks at the training grounds in Muenster and Bergen in northern Germany.