German tanks to Ukraine after all

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Published 25 January 2023 at 09.17

Foreign. Germany has decided to donate at least one company of Leopard 2 tanks to the Armed Forces of Ukraine and also formally gives the go-ahead for other countries that use the tank to export their copies on.

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Poland and a number of other countries have agreed to send around 100 Leopards to Ukraine.

The Biden administration also appears to be on the way to sending Abrams tanks, while Britain has promised a just over ten tanks of the Challenger 2 model.

The Leopard 2 tanks are equivalent to the most modern Russian tanks T-90 and T-72.

The accurate Swedish artillery system Archer, on the other hand, has no equivalent other than at the development stage in Russia.

The Patriot air defense system is comparable to Russia's S-400, but Ukraine will only have limited access to the Patriot, according to Elfving.

Ukraine has said it needs heavy tanks to be able to regain areas occupied by Russia.

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