February 4, 2023

Portugal PM reiterates intention to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine

The Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Costa, this morning confirmed the country’s intention to send Leopard 2 battle tanks, which are in service with the country’s army, to Ukraine.

That’s according to the Portuguese publication Dario de Noticias….

“On Saturday morning, the Prime Minister announced that Portugal can hand over tanks to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and added that the logistics operation with Germany is currently underway to restore some of the tanks. Antonio Costa said this after his visit to the Portuguese military mission in the Central African Republic. He noted that the transfer of these tanks to Ukraine will not harm the country’s national military capabilities in terms of equipment,” the publication says.

…Currently, Portugal is working with Germany to deliver spare parts for these combat vehicles in order to hand them over to Ukraine in operational condition. He noted that, based on the initiatives currently under consideration in Europe, these tanks may arrive in Ukraine at the end of March.


As already reported, after the regular meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group in Ramstein, Germany decided to transfer some of its Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, and to allow other countries that have these combat vehicles in service with their own armies to also transfer this equipment to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.


Ukrainian News
February 4, 2023

Reznikov Announces Arrival Of Significant Number Of Western Tanks In Ukraine

Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov has said that a significant number of German Leopard, American Abrams and British Challenger tanks will soon arrive in Ukraine. The head of the Ukrainian defense department noted this on Twitter.

“It’s official: The tank coalition for Ukraine has been born and is actively growing. Soon, we will happily welcome Leopards, Challengers and Abrams on the Ukrainian ground. A lot of them,” Reznikov wrote.

Oleksii Reznikov Leopard 2A4 tanks German tanks Leopard tanks Leopard 2 tanks transfer of tanks to Ukraine supply of tanks to Ukraine Challenger II tanks Leopards, Challengers and Abrams on the Ukrainian ground. A lot of them,” Reznikov wrote.