The British government decided to provide Ukraine with Challenger 2 tanks - a group of four tanks will be delivered immediately, with a further eight following shortly afterwards.
This was reported by British tabloid The Sun on Saturday with reference to a source in the British government, according to Ukrinform.
“PM Rishi Sunak will send a tank squadron to Ukraine ahead of a spring offensive. The armoured vehicles will be delivered as part of an effort to take back territory captured by Russian troops since the invasion nearly a year ago,” the report says.
A Downing Street source told The Sun that Prime Minister Sunak will inform President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky about the plan today, saying he “wants our action to speak louder than words”.
“A group of four Challenger 2 tanks will be delivered to eastern Europe immediately, with a further eight following shortly afterwards,” the report says.
It is noted that the British prime minister also held talks with defense and security chiefs this week telling them it had to be an operational priority to get tanks to the country.
As reported, Polish President Andrzej Duda during his visit to Lviv announced that Poland would send a company of German-made Leopard main battle tanks to Ukraine.