Today, February 7, the Federal Government of Germany approved the delivery of Leopard 1 tanks to Ukraine.
This is reported by Spiegel.
According to the publication, the Federal Security Council of Germany approved the delivery of 178 Leopard 1 tanks to Ukraine.
The first tanks should be delivered to Ukraine already in the summer of this year, but most of them - not earlier than next year. Germany plans to formally announce the plan tonight, according to a government statement.
Thus, Germany intends to supply Ukraine with significantly more Leopard 1 tanks than previously known, as German media reported that Ukraine could receive up to 160 Leopard 1 tanks from German industrial warehouses.
It will be recalled that the German government previously approved the supply of 88 of its Leopard 1 tanks to Ukraine.