Footage shows 'Challenger 2' British tank in action before they arrive in Ukraine.

FOOTAGE shows 'Challenger 2' British tank in action before they arrive in Ukraine.

Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has committed to sending a squadron of 14 Challenger 2 tanks to Ukraine over the coming weeks.

The Challenger 2 is a battle tank designed to attack other tanks, and has been in service with the British Army since 1994. It has been deployed in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Iraq, according to the army.

On Wednesday (January 25) Germany cleared the way for Europe to send scores of its Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine, and Washington was poised make a similar announcement - moves hailed by Kyiv as a potential turning point in the war, while condemned by Moscow as escalation.

Kyiv has been calling for months for Western main battle tanks that would give its forces greater firepower, protection and mobility to break through Russian defensive lines and potentially reclaim occupied territory.

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