Nato members manage to pool a battalion of Leopard tanks for Ukraine
Some Nato members have agreed to donate Leopard 2A4 tanks to Ukraine, which together will make up a battalion, the Polish defence minister has said.
Mariusz Błaszczak took part in a meeting of Nato defence ministers in Brussels on Tuesday and Wednesday.
"We discussed a coalition of donors of Leopard 2 tanks," Blaszczak said at a press conference on Wednesday, after the meeting ended.
"I would like to announce that we have managed to pool a battalion of Leopard 2A4 tanks; I undertook this task and it ended in success," the Polish defence minister said.
"Apart from Poland's 14 Leopard tanks, Norway will offer eight, Canada - four, and Spain - between four and six tanks," Błaszczak said. "Also Finland will take part in the project as a donor of tanks that will support the armoured battalion."
Ukrainian tank crews are being trained in Poland with participation from Canadian and Norwegian instructors, Błaszczak added.