A couple of hours ago, we wrote that Germany is considering transferring Leopard 1 tanks to Ukraine. Now
What is known
This was announced by a government spokesmanSteffen Hebestreit during a press briefing, writes Politico. Hebestreit did not name the number of tanks, but earlier it was 88 units. Presumably, the amount of weapons will be more than 100 million euros.
Unfortunately, when the tanks will arrive in Ukraine is still unknown. By the way, in addition to Leopard 1, Germany will also transfer 14 Leopard 2 tanks to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
For those who are not in the know
The Leopard 1 is Germany's main battle tank.It began to be developed after the Second World War together with France, but then the cooperation was stopped. Leopard 1 is in service with 12 countries. Thanks to the modernization program, it is still in use today. By the way, by 1984, about 4744 units of Leopard 1 were produced. The tank participated in the Bosnian War, as well as in the War in Afghanistan.