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Denmark intends to give Ukraine its first Leopard 1 during the spring

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Under the project, Ukraine will be offered training and practice in the use of tanks, as well as spare parts and a range of ammunition.

Acting Danish Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen said that the first batch of Leopard 1 under the Danish-German-Dutch project for the transfer of tanks will be sent to Ukraine during the spring.

He made this statement following a visit to the German company Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft (FFG), which is preparing Leopard 1 tanks for Ukraine.

“I am very glad that I visited the FFG. I am there to make sure that the work on preparing the Leopard 1 tanks for Ukraine is progressing so that we can get them up and running as soon as possible. I am proud that Denmark, in cooperation with other countries, support the Ukrainian struggle for independence and we hope to deliver the first tanks to Ukraine during the spring,” said Poulsen.

In addition, within the framework of the project, Ukraine will be offered training and training in the use of tanks, as well as spare parts and a range of ammunition.

The Danish Ministry of Defense recalled that with the broad support of the Danish Parliament, the government began cooperation with Germany and the Netherlands to transfer at least 100 Leopard 1 tanks to Ukraine.

“Denmark started a project to modernize a large number of Leopard 1A5 tanks together with the Netherlands and Germany in early February. The first phase of the project is the early delivery of tanks for two battalions – equivalent to about 80 tanks – in the shortest possible time,” the statement said.

Earlier it was reported that Denmark will supply Ukraine with Leopard 1A5 tanks

Recall that Denmark gave Ukraine all its CAESAR howitzers.

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Source: korrespondent

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