Posted: 29.03.2023 13:02:00

Spiegel: Ukraine received Germany’s 18 Leopard 2 tanks

Eighteen Leopard 2 tanks promised by the German authorities have been delivered to Ukraine – Der Spiegel magazine has said, citing its own sources, TASS reports

According to the interlocutors of the publication, approximately two months after the decision by the German authorities to supply eighteen Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, the vehicles have been handed over to Kiev. The last tanks, according to Der Spiegel, left Germany at the end of last week and have now crossed the Ukrainian border. About 40 infantry fighting vehicles Marder also arrived in the combat zone. The German government keeps the exact route of arms supplies secret for security reasons.

Initially, Germany promised to supply fourteen Leopard 2A6 tanks to Ukraine. However, there were not enough models for a tank battalion. In this regard, Berlin decided to send four more pieces of equipment to Kiev.