Closer look at German Leopard battle tanks set to bolster Ukrainian defences.

CLOSER look at German Leopard battle tanks set to bolster Ukrainian defences.

With Ukraine pressing for a beefed-up capacity to repel Russian forces, so far six European countries have given the green light to support Ukraine with Leopard 2 battle tanks.

On early Wednesday, Germany – where the tanks are made – announced that it will deliver 14 Leopard 2A6 battle tanks to Ukraine. Government spokesperson Steffen Hebestreit also said Berlin will also allow its allies to send Leopard tanks to Kyiv.

Following the decision, which was welcomed by European countries, the focus now falls on countries that already voiced their intention to send Leapord 2 tanks to Ukraine, despite warnings by Russia

Along with Berlin, Norway, Spain, Finland, the Netherlands, and Poland also announced that they would support Kyiv by sending the German-made tanks.

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