The fact that the first German Leopard 2 tanks arrived on Ukrainian territory was voiced by the head of the Polish Department of Defense Mariusz Blaszczak.
The Minister announced this at a meeting of the National Security Council of Poland, which took place on February 24. The day before, Polish sources informed that Warsaw would send 14 Leopard 2 tanks to the Ukrainians.
Meanwhile, Poland turned out to be one of the first countries that planned to send tank equipment to help the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Besides Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Canada and Portugal have decided to take such a step. However, the Netherlands and Denmark later refused to supply the Leopard 2.
At the same time, Volodymyr Zelensyy expects to receive an additional hundred tanks from Western countries. However, The Times newspaper wrote that in April Ukraine will be able to count on only 50 cars.
Meanwhile, the United States announced a new military aid program for Ukraine worth about $2 billion. It will include artillery shells, unmanned aerial systems and other weapons.
Earlier, Russian officials have repeatedly said that Western weapons systems in Ukraine are legitimate targets for Russian armed forces. The Russian army successfully destroys the weapons supplied to Kiev. So, according to the Ministry of Defense, on February 24, attacks were carried out on five ammunition warehouses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the territory of the DPR and in the Zaporizhzhia region.
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