Poland ready to give Ukraine "symbolic" number of Leopard tanks

9 January, 05:31 PM
Leopard tanks (Photo:Mariusz Burcz / Alamy via Reuters)

Leopard tanks (Photo:Mariusz Burcz / Alamy via Reuters)

Warsaw has confirmed that it is ready to transfer several German Leopard tanks to Ukraine, Polish radio station Radio ZET reported on Jan. 9, citing the head of the International Policy Bureau in the Chancellery of the President of Poland, Jakub Kumoch.

"We are talking about symbolic support, a few, a few dozen pieces... Absolutely not everything," the official said, adding that the transfer of hundreds of tanks is out of the question.

Kumoch also noted that Poland’s supply of these vehicles will take into account military aid deliveries from other countries supporting Ukraine.

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Earlier, The Wall Street Journal wrote that Warsaw had begun to consider Kyiv's request for the transfer of Leopard tanks, though no terms of delivery were specified at the time.

In turn, France agreed to send AMX-10RC wheeled tanks and Bastion armored vehicles.

An eighth meeting of the Ramstein format, involving Ukrainian partner states providing military aid to the country, is scheduled to be held on Jan. 20. Representatives of 50 countries will discuss further military assistance to Ukraine in its defense against a full-scale Russian invasion.

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