Portugal to send Ukraine three Leopard 2 tanks in March

9 February, 11:42 AM
António Costa (Photo:REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw)

António Costa (Photo:REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw)

Portugal is repairing some of its Leopard 2 tanks and will send three units to Ukraine in March, Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa said on Feb. 8.

“Right now we are implementing a recovery and maintenance plan for the Leopard 2 tanks and, according to the plan, we are in a position to be able to send three of them in March,” Costa said during a speech before the Portuguese parliament, according to the Reuters news agency.

Admiral Antonio Silva Ribeiro, the head of the Portuguese armed forces, said last month Portugal that had 37 Leopard 2 tanks available, but local media widely reported that the majority are inoperable.

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Сosta also reported that Portugal is in talks with Germany to obtain spare parts necessary for their repair.

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