Poland transfers a company of tanks to the Armed Forces of Ukraine: we explain how many “Leopards” will go to Ukraine


Poland transfers a company of tanks to the Armed Forces of Ukraine: we explain how many

Poland will provide Ukraine with a company of Leopard 2 tanks. This will happen within the framework of an international coalition.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky arrived on a working visit to Lviv on January 11, where he met with President of Poland Andrzej Duda and President of Lithuania Gitanas Nauseda, Channel 24 writes.

How many tanks will be provided to Ukraine

During the meeting, Andrzej Duda said that Kyiv would receive a “company of tanks” Leopard 2 from Warsaw as part of an international coalition. The Polish President also called on other countries of the North Atlantic Alliance to more actively support Ukraine in countering the Russian invasion.

Note that a tank company of the Armed Forces of Ukraine consists of ten tanks : one control tank and three platoons of three tanks. The same number in the tank company of the Russian army.

How many tanks Warsaw will send is unknown. Since, according to NATO standards, the company contains 14 units.

What is known about Leopard tanks

Ukraine is especially interested in getting Leopard tanks. There are more than 2,000 of them in Europe, and they are in service with 13 countries. However, re-exports require permission from Berlin, and Germany is concerned about the danger of an escalation of the conflict.

The Leopard 2 is a German main battle tank that is considered one of the best combat vehicles in the world. The first samples of the tank entered service with the Bundeswehr in 1979. Since then, the tank has undergone a significant number of upgrades.

During NATO training “Franconian Shield”, 1986 / Arne Schambeck

Leopard 2 has high reliability, survivability, excellent firepower. Its main equipment is the WNA-H22 electro-hydraulic stabilizer, fire control computer, laser rangefinder, wind sensor, EMES 15 general purpose periscope, PERI R17 panoramic periscope, FERO Z18 turret sight.

Meeting of Presidents in Lviv: Essentials

The Presidents of Poland and Lithuania met in Lviv with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky. There they signed the common declaration of the presidents of the Lublin Triangle.

Note that the Lublin Triangle is a trilateral regional alliance between Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine, which was founded in July 2022. Within this format, the foreign ministers of the three countries should meet regularly, in particular during multilateral events and with the participation of selected partners.

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda also announced the provision of anti-aircraft systems and air defense systems to Ukraine within military assistance.

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