The relevant statement was made by Spanish Defence Minister Margarita Robles, an Ukrinform correspondent reports, referring to RTVE.
According to Robles, the Leopard tanks that Spain will send to Ukraine as part of the decision made by Western allies will reach the country as soon as this spring, upon the completion of fine-tuning procedures.
In her words, the tanks that will be sent are the Leopard 2 A4, which are currently not used and stationed at the Zaragoza base.
At the same time, Robles did not mention the exact number of tanks that will be handed over to Ukraine.
“We are going to see the necessary repairs. The approach of the allies is that it will be in spring. Before that, the physical presence of the Leopards would not be necessary, and we are going to take advantage of that time for training,” Robles noted.
A reminder that Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz announced that Germany would increase military support for Ukraine. As the first step, Germany will send 14 Leopard 2 A6 tanks to Ukraine from the Bundeswehr stocks.
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