Danes, Dutch to donate Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine

Danes, Dutch to donate Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine

Baku, April 20, AZERTAC

Denmark and the Netherlands announced Thursday that they plan to provide Ukraine with at least 14 refurbished German-made Leopard 2 battle tanks, to be supplied from early 2024, according to AP.

Danish Foreign Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen called it “a significant donation” which came on top of a contribution by Denmark, the Netherlands and Germany, announced in February, to supply at least 100 older Leopard 1 A5 tanks.

In a joint statement, the Danish and Dutch defense ministers said the estimated cost of 165 million euros “to jointly acquire, refurbish and donate” will be equally divided between the two NATO members.

“In this way, we will jointly take part in the ‘Leopard 2 coalition’, supported by many partners and allies,” they said.

In January, Germany agreed to send 14 newer Leopard 2 A6 tanks from its military’s current stocks.

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