UK to begin training Ukrainian crews on Challnger-2 tanks next week

26 January, 08:55 PM
Tank Challenger 2 (Photo:Wikipedia)

Tank Challenger 2 (Photo:Wikipedia)

The Armed Forces of Ukraine will begin training to operate UK Challenger-2 tanks on Jan. 30, UK Defense Ministry procurement secretary, Alex Chalk, told Sky News on Jan. 26. 

“On the issue of training, I am pleased to say that is expected to start next week on Monday,” said Chalk.

He added that UK will continue to support Ukraine so it can transition from merely resisting the Russian invasion to liberating Ukrainian land.

On Jan. 16, UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace confirmed that London will transfer 14 Challenger-2 tanks to Kyiv.

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London expects the tanks to arrive in Ukraine by the end of March.

The UK will also donate more than 100 armored vehicles to Ukraine, including Bulldog armored personnel carriers.

Germany, the United States, and Poland have subsequently confirmed they would supply Ukraine with Leopard-2 and M1 Abrams main battle tanks.

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