Spain set to send aid package with Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine

Leopard 2 tank
Leopard 2 tank

The Spanish Ministry of Defense will complete the preparation of a new military aid package for Ukraine by June 30, which will include Leopard 2 tanks, El Pais reported.

The aid package will include large-caliber artillery ammunition, machine guns, protected vehicles, armored personnel carriers, anti-tank weapons, and howitzers, as well as the first 10 of 19 Leopard 2 A4 tanks that are under repair. Spanish companies will supply air surveillance systems and remote combat modules to protect against drones.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will visit Madrid in the coming days to sign a bilateral agreement on security guarantees between Spain and Ukraine with Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, El Pais reported.

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Spanish Defense Minister Margarita Robles said щn May 6 that the missiles for the Patriot air defense system promised by the allies had arrived in Ukraine.

Media reported in March that Spain would hand over 19 Leopard 2A4 tanks to Ukraine, which had been in storage for more than 10 years, having previously prepared them.

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