Dudy told how many Leopard tanks Poland can transfer to Ukraine
In Poland, a decision may soon be made to transfer German-made Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. The tanks will be transferred to Ukraine from a coalition of countries.
The head of the Polish Bureau of International Policy, Jakub Kumoch, said that Poland intends to transfer a small number of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. We are not talking about a hundred tanks, but about several dozen.
Ukraine can get several dozen tanks
We are talking about symbolic support, several dozen pieces … Absolutely not all. To say that Poland will give away a few hundred pieces is absurd,” he said.
The minister explained that Poland itself would not transfer the tanks, because the decision needed a consensus with other countries. Kumoch added that today President Andrzej Duda is gathering the National Security and Defense Council to discuss the war in Ukraine
What is known about the transfer of Leopard tanks to Ukraine
- Ukraine has been asking Germany for a long time to transfer Leopard tanks, but the government of Olaf Scholz has so far refused to provide appropriate assistance. At the same time, The Wall Street Journal reported that Poland is considering Ukraine's request to transfer Leopard.
- On January 7, the media reported that Finland and Poland are considering providing Ukraine with Leopard tanks. It is known that there are more than 240 of these tanks in Poland.
- Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki refused to confirm or deny reports that Ukraine had sent a request for German-made Leopard 2 tanks.
- But he said he was in talks with President Duda to build a broader coalition of countries that could donate the heavy, advanced technology.
USA, Germany and France announced powerful assistance to Ukraine
In January, the situation with military aid in Ukraine began to change radically. It all started after France promised to provide Ukraine with AMX-10 RC light tanks and ACMAT Bastion armored personnel carriers.
On January 5, US President Joe Biden spoke with Chancellor Olaf Scholz. As a result, Scholz said that Germany had decided to provide Ukraine with an additional Patriot air defense battery and 40 Marder combat vehicles.
For his part, Joe Biden said that the United States intends to supply Ukraine with the Bradley infantry fighting vehicle.