January 25, 2023

German authorities, their allies intend to transfer almost 90 tanks to Ukraine – Scholz

The German authorities are aiming to transfer two tank battalions with Leopard 2 to Ukraine, but they will do it not alone, and together with partners, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has said.

“Our goal is to transfer tanks for two battalions together with our allies,” he said, speaking in the German parliament on Wednesday.

Associated Press clarifies…it’s about 88 tanks.

“Many countries want to join our initiative. We will coordinate this process,” Scholz said.

Earlier on Wednesday, the German authorities decided to transfer the first batch of 14 Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. Also, the German authorities will give the allies permission to supply Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.

Leopard 2 is the main battle tank of the Bundeswehr. It is also in service with Austria, Hungary, Poland, Turkey, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Denmark, Greece, Finland, the Netherlands….[Over] 3,600 units of such tanks have been produced in total.