First six Ukraine-bound Spanish Leopard 2 tanks arrive in Poland

First six Ukraine-bound Spanish Leopard 2 tanks arrive in Poland

The first six out of ten Spanish main battle tanks Leopard 2, vowed by the country’s government to Ukraine, have arrived on the territory of Poland.

That’s according to THE OBJECTIVE, Ukrinform reports.

"Defense Minister Margarita Robles confirmed that six Leopard 2A4 tanks, handed over by Spain, are already in Poland and being shipped to Ukraine," the statement reads.

It is noted that it will take about two months to prepare for the transfer of four other Leopard 2 tanks.

Robles noted that the tanks handed over by Spain arrived this Friday at a Polish port, and from there they will travel by rail to Ukraine.

Read also: Maintenance hub for Ukrainian Leopard 2 tanks in Poland will open in May - Blaszczak

In addition, Robles thanked her German counterpart for facilitating this operation since, as a tank manufacturer, Germany was supposed to allow the handover of the combat vehicles.

"This is a very important step for helping Ukraine, as well as a very important step for achieving peace," minister emphasized.

As reported, in May, a maintenance and repair center of Leopard 2 tanks, which Ukraine receives from its allies, will be deployed in Poland.

Photo: RCAF Operations

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