A maintenance hub for the Leopard tanks handed over to Ukraine has begun operating in the southern city of Gliwice, Poland's defence minister, Mariusz Blaszczak, has announced.
Defence ministers of Poland, Ukraine and Germany, Mariusz Blaszczak, Oleksii Reznikov and Boris Pistorius have signed a letter of intent on the establishment of a servicing centre for the Leopard 2 tanks in Poland.
Poland has delivered to Ukraine the remaining 10 of 14 German-made Leopard 2A4 tanks it promised the country, the defence minister announced on Thursday.
Poland will deliver more Leopard tanks to Ukraine in the coming weeks, the government spokesperson announced on Thursday.
Poland hopes to provide Ukraine with more tanks within days, not weeks, a deputy foreign minister has said.
Poland's president has expressed hope that Germany will not only send Ukraine tanks but also spare parts.
The German-made Leopard tanks that Warsaw decided to hand over to Kyiv have already reached Ukraine, the Polish president, Andrzej Duda, has confirmed.
US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin on Tuesday confirmed that eight countries, including Poland, will donate Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, a Ukrainian website has informed.
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The West should be bolder in its support for Ukraine by supplying it with more advanced weapons, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has told the French television LCI.
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