Ukraine to get 28 M-55S tanks from Slovenia

Ukraine to get 28 M-55S tanks from Slovenia

Slovenian Prime Minister Robert Golob and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz have agreed on the transfer of 28 M-55S tanks to Ukraine, with Slovenia expected to receive 40 German-made transport vehicles in exchange.

The press service of the Slovenian government said this in a statement, Ukrinform reports.

During a phone call, the two leaders discussed the issue of Russian aggression against Ukraine.

"In the spirit of solidarity with the Ukrainian people, Prime Minister Golob and Chancellor Scholz agreed to a joint action, so that the Ukrainian side will receive 28 Slovenian M-55S tanks. In return, Slovenia will obtain 40 German military transport vehicles, including 35 heavy 8x8 hook loaders and 5 heavy 8x8 water tankers. As such, the ring exchange will also strengthen defense cooperation between Slovenia and Germany," the statement said.

Read also: Germany to deliver Mars II MLRS, Dingo APCs to Ukraine

M-55S tanks are a modernized version of the Soviet T-55s. Slovenia's STO RAVNE and Israel's Elbit upgraded the combat vehicles in 1999.

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