The first evidence of sending Polish Leopard 2A4 tanks to Ukraine appeared. Polish information sources report that the first Leopard 2A4 tanks were sent to Ukraine.
These combat vehicles have already been loaded onto railway platforms and directed towards the Ukrainian border, from where, in all likelihood, the latter will travel on their own to the places of their subsequent deployment since Ukraine does not have the means of transporting tanks weighing about 60 tons.
At the moment, the information that Poland delivered Leopard 2A4 tanks to Ukraine is confirmed by a photograph of a Leopard 2A4 tank on a railway platform. The turret is turned away from the tank (conditions for transportation by rail). However, on the armor, you can see a distinctive sign in the form of the Polish flag.
In total, Poland intended to transfer 14 Leopard 2A4 tanks to Ukraine without excluding the supply of more of these combat vehicles in the future. However, exactly how many units of this military equipment were transferred in the first batch, provided that the information on this account is reliable, is still unknown.
It is known that initially, Poland could not send this armored vehicle to Ukraine due to the lack of coordination on the issue with Germany. However, in Berlin, they announced that they would not create obstacles to Polish deliveries.
The US forced Germany to start supplying Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.
Germany approved the decision on the supply of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.
The United States forced Germany to organize the supply of its Leopard 2 tanks to the armament of Ukraine. At the moment, the relevant agreements between Berlin and Washington have already been reached.
However, Germany will have to decide which tanks and in what quantity will be provided to Kyiv. Information on this subject was voiced by the representative of the State Department, Ned Price.
At the moment, it is known that during the negotiations between the two countries, a fundamental decision was reached on the supply of German tanks to Ukraine. Details on this will be announced within the next week. However, deliveries can be arranged only in a few months.
“In the coming days, we can expect news from Germany on tanks for Ukraine,” State Department spokesman Ned Price.
How the United States put pressure on Germany is still unknown. However, experts do not exclude that Berlin may receive American weapons in exchange for tanks. In particular, it is known that Germany needs to replace its Panavia Tornado fighters.