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British Defence Ministry explains how tanks will help Ukraine and shows their capabilities

Friday, 27 January 2023, 07:32
British Defence Ministry explains how tanks will help Ukraine and shows their capabilities

The Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom has posted a video from tank exercises showing what they are capable of and how this can help Ukraine in the war against the Russian Federation.

Source: European Pravda, citing the Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom

Quote from the Ministry: "Why does Ukraine need main battle tanks to retake its territory and repel Russian forces? 

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  • ability to destroy other tanks 
  • increased protection
  • ability to support combined operations."

Details: The Ministry has posted a video from the military exercises in Latvia where you could see British tanks Challenger 2, German Leopard, French Leclerc and American Abrams in action.

Background: On 25 January, US President Joe Biden confirmed the intention of sending 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, equalling to one Ukrainian battalion, in order to enhance its defence capability against Russia.

Britain will supply 14 Challenger 2 tanks, and Germany will send 14 Leopard 2 A6 tanks as well. Nevertheless, France has not decided on sending their tanks yet.

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