The first one went: an Air Force plane with a Leopard 2 tank took off from Canada for Ukraine

Canada shipped its first Leopard 2 battle tank to Ukraine today. Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand

) showed on Twitter a photo and video of loading a tank and taking off a plane with a Leopard 2 on board.

“A plane took off from Halifax todayCanadian Air Force with the first Leopard 2 main battle tank that Canada is sending to Ukraine. Canada stands with the people of Ukraine, and we will continue to provide the Ukrainian Armed Forces with the equipment they need to win,” the defense minister wrote.

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The Government of Canada has previously decidedsend four Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. We are talking about tanks of the Leopard 2A4 modification of the Canadian Armed Forces. They were bought from the Netherlands during the Afghan war. Together with them, Canada provides instructors, spare parts and ammunition.