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Portugues MoD Named the Date When Leopard 2A6 Will be Sent to Ukraine

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Leopard 2A6 tanks of the Portuguese Armed Forces. Photo from open sources
Leopard 2A6 tanks of the Portuguese Armed Forces. Photo from open sources

Portugal is ready to send three Leopard 2 A6 combat tanks to Ukraine in March

According to the CNN, this was announced by Portugal Ministry of Defense in own statement on March 20.

The decision was made within the framework of ongoing contacts with allies and partners, the ministry said on February 8.

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As Defense Express informed, several countries have offered to give tanks to Ukraine, though not all have confirmed how many they plan to send.

Germany and Portugal are the only two countries that have pledged to send the Leopard 2A6 to Ukraine: 14 tanks have been pledged by the government in Berlin and three by Portugal

The Netherlands, Denmark, and Germany have agreed to cooperate in order to supply about a hundred Leopard 1 tanks from industrial warehouses in Germany to Ukraine.

After meeting with his German counterpart in Kyiv, Oleksii Reznikov, the Ukrainian Defence Minister, announced that Ukraine should receive 80 Leopard 1 tanks by the end of the year, and the first two dozen should arrive "before summer".

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