Poland delivers batch of PT-91 Twardy tanks to Ukraine

Poland delivers batch of PT-91 Twardy tanks to Ukraine

Poland has transferred to Ukraine a batch of PT-91 Twardy main battle tanks.

The report initially voiced by Krzysztof Platek, the spokesman of the Armaments Agency of the Ministry of Defense of Poland, voiced on the "WoW - Wolski o Wojnie" YouTube channel, was confirmed on Monday by the Head of the Ukrainian President’s Office, Andriy Yermak, on Twitter, as seen by Ukrinform.

"The shortage of tanks that emerges in Poland after the transfer to Ukraine of more than 200 T-72 tanks and a certain number of PT-91 Twardy tanks, whose number I can’t name, will be fully compensated, even with a surplus," Platek said.

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The transfer of a new batch of tanks by Poland to Ukraine was confirmed on Monday by the head of the Ukrainian President’s Office, Andriy Yermak, who tweeted that Polish PT-91 Twardy MBTs are "in Ukraine." The president’s office chief has thanked Ukraine’s Polish friends for their assistance.

The PT-91 Twardy tank was created in Poland based on the T-72M1. The biggest technical changes in the Polish tank, compared to the T-72, relate to the new DRAWA fire control system and active armor developed by ERAWA. This type was produced in Poland from 1995 to 2002. A total of 232 PT-91 Twardy tanks were produced for the needs of the Polish Armed Forces.

As reported earlier, Poland previously handed over to Ukraine a batch of 240 modernized T-72 tanks and more than 100 armored personnel carriers to counter Russia's armed aggression. To replace own armored fleet, Poland ordered 250 new Abrams MBTs and 116 older-generation Abrams tanks from the United States. In addition, Poland applied for at least 180 K2 tanks from South Korea.

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