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Spain’s Leopard 2 Were Stored In Poor Conditions, But the Country Will Do Everything to Supply Ukraine With Them As Soon As Possible

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Illustrative photo from open sources
Illustrative photo from open sources

In total, Spain has agreed to transfer 10 of its Leopard 2 from storage bases to Ukraine

Spain has started repairing the Leopard 2 main battle tanks, which will soon be sent to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This statement was made by Spain’s Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, as La Vanguardia reports.

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The Leopard 2A4 / Illustrative photo from open sources

As Robles notes, the tanks, which are planned to be transferred to Ukraine, "were stored in Zaragoza in deplorable conditions", but they are currently being repaired and Spain plans to complete the works soon. "This will allow to include them in the battalion along with tanks donated by other countries," says Robles. Also, Spain’s Minister of Defense said that the Ukrainian military is already learning to master these vehicles.

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Defense Express reminds that Spain is currently planning to transfer ten Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine: initially it was reported that six tanks would be transferred, then the Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sanchez, announced the transfer of four more tanks. In general, Spain has only 50 Leopard 2 tanks at the base near Zaragoza.

As for crew training, 50 of Ukraine’s servicemen are currently undergoing training in Spain: 40 crew members, as well as 10 technicians.

Overall, if we talk about the number of Leopard 2 tanks to be sent to Ukraine, the allies have actually already collected tanks that equals NATO tank brigade. At the same time, it was also reported earlier that the first Leopard 2 tanks that Poland promised to transfer, are already in Ukraine.

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