Ukrainian News Agency
April 23, 2022

UK Will Transfer Tanks To Poland So That It Can Send Soviet T-72 To Ukraine

Britain plans to send a batch of Challenger 2 tanks to Poland so the Polish government can then hand over to Ukraine the Soviet T-72 needed by the Ukrainian military to confront Russia.
The corresponding statement was made by Prime Minister Boris Johnson at a press conference in India, reports The Times.

According to him, the UK is considering the possibility of understaffing the armed forces of its Polish ally so that Poland can send part of its tanks to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

According to the publication, to replace Soviet T-72, Poland may receive Challenger 2 tanks from the UK.


A number of European countries announced their readiness to transfer to Ukraine Soviet-made equipment, which the Ukrainian military is familiar with. At the same time, some of them drew attention to the fact that the supply of heavy equipment to Ukraine will weaken their own armed forces.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, on April 5, the Czech edition of Echo24 reported that the Czech Republic had transferred several dozen T-72 tanks to Ukraine.