Spain ships 10 Leopard tanks to Ukraine – POLITICO

Six Leopard tanks have left Spain and are on their strategy to Ukraine to ramp up its navy capability, Reuters stories.

The tanks have been loaded onto cargo vessel on Friday and can be shipped by sea to Poland, in accordance with the information company.

On the finish of February, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez introduced that he would ship a complete of 10 Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. He confronted opposition from far-left Podemos, the junior associate in his ruling coalition, which has warned it will solely escalate the battle and has as an alternative pressed for peace talks.

Western allies have been ramping up the provision of navy {hardware} to Ukraine because it prepares to face a possible renewed Russian offensive this spring. Germany hesitated for months on whether or not to ship its tanks to Ukraine, finally giving in to worldwide stress.

Now, leaked U.S. cables revealed that alongside Spain, additionally Germany, Norway, Portugal, Greece and Finland are planning to ship tanks to the invaded nation.

The mannequin of tank Spain is transport is among the many older ones the nation possesses, German media outlet ZDF stated. The Western European nation owns virtually 350 Leopard 2 tanks in whole.

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