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Britain sends Challenger 2 tanks to Ukraine by the end of March

This decision comes, after both Germany and the United States pledged to supply Ukraine with tanks Leopard 2 AndAbramsduring the past two days.

On January 14, Britain announced that it would provide the Ukrainian forces with 14 heavy tanks Challenger-2 British-made, to be the first country to take such a step.

Thursday he said British Minister of Defence Alex Chuck told Parliament in London that the government’s “intent” is for the donation of Challenger-2 tanks to reach Ukraine “at the end of March”, according to AFP.

And waiting for the arrival of these tanks to their destination, placed British government A “big training program” during which elements of the Ukrainian forces will learn how to use these tanks and other Ukrainian military personnel will be trained on how to maintain them, according to Chuck.

The Minister of Defense confirmed that this training program will begin to be implemented as of next Monday, according to what was reported by the French Agency.

For his part, he said British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said that “everything is going according to plan” regarding the supply of these tanks to Ukraine.

“Everyone should be proud” of the UK’s leadership role in this regard, he added in a statement.

confirmed Sunak In his statement, his government is currently “in dialogue with the Ukrainians about the best ways to supply them with these tanks, and to ensure that their soldiers get the training they need.”

After much hesitation, the United States and Germany announced on Wednesday their intention to provide heavy tanks to Ukraine, in a new step within the framework of Western military support for Kiev.

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Germany plans to send a donation of Leopard-2 tanks to Ukraine at the end of March or early April.