Canada will send four Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine
Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand announced on January 26 that Ottawa will deliver four Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.
“Defense Minister Anita Anand said Canada will transfer four German-made Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine in the coming weeks,” the Toronto Star reports.
Canada will transfer spare parts and ammunition along with the equipment, as well as train the Ukrainian military in the use of the tanks. The paper said that Anand allowed for the possibility of additional deliveries of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.
Canada has a total of 112 tanks of this model.
The German authorities decided the previous day to transfer the first batch of 14 Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. Berlin will also give its allies permission to deliver Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. In addition, on Wednesday, US President Joe Biden announced his decision to send Ukraine 31 M1 Abrams tanks.