By Chris King • 04 February 2023 • 2:35
Image of a Leopard 1 tank.
Credit: Wikipedia - By Rainer Lippert - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40802889
The German government confirmed on Friday, February 3, that the FRG had approved the transfer of Leopard 1 tanks to Kyiv. Cabinet spokesman Steffen Hebeshtreit announced the news to reporters.
“I can confirm that one permit has been issued. I can’t give any other information”, Hebeshtreit informed them. He did not specify from whom exactly this request was received, and also did not provide any clarifying information.
On January 25, Hebestreit promised that Germany would send 14 Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. Berlin will supply these tanks from its own stocks. In addition, Germany granted permission for countries that have Leopards to supply Ukraine with these tanks.
US President Joe Biden also announced that 31 Abrams tanks would be sent to Kyiv as part of a new military aid package. Washington will also provide ammunition, spare parts, and training for Ukrainian crews. Military assistance to Ukraine will also be supported by supplies from other countries.
Other European countries also announced their intention to send their tanks to Kyiv. These include the UK, Poland, Finland, Portugal, Spain, Netherlands, Norway and Canada, as reported by dailystorm.ru.
Thank you for taking the time to read this article. Do remember to come back and check The Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news stories and remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Share this story
Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!
By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you donâ€™t already have one. Review our
Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at email@example.com
Download our media pack in either English or Spanish.