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Germany, Denmark, Netherlands pledge Ukraine Leopard 1 tanks – The Denver Post

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KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands announced Tuesday that they plan to provide Ukraine with at least 100 refurbished Leopard 1 battle tanks, a pledge that comes as Kyiv anticipates a new Russian offensive around the anniversary of its invasion.

The announcement followed Germany agreeing last month to allow deliveries of the more modern German-made Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.

In a joint statement, the defense ministers of Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands said the shipment of the older Leopard 1 tanks was part of an effort “to support Ukraine in their endeavor to withstand Russian aggression.”

”(It) will significantly enhance Ukraine’s military potential for the restoration of their violated territorial integrity,”…

The Associated Press

2023-02-07 11:12:56

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