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Poland and Germany complete negotiations on Leopard Repair Center for Ukraine – Ambassador

Tuesday, 13 June 2023, 21:48
Poland and Germany complete negotiations on Leopard Repair Center for Ukraine – Ambassador

Germany and Poland are approaching the conclusion of an agreement on the creation of a service centre for the repair of Leopard battle tanks and other Western equipment used by Ukraine.

Source: European Pravda, citing German Ambassador to Poland Thomas Bugger’s interview with Bloomberg.

According to the diplomat, negotiations on the creation of a service centre in Poland should be completed "in the coming days", before the North Atlantic alliance summit in Vilnius on 11-12 July.

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According to him, the centre will be used to supply Ukraine with much-needed spare parts for German-made equipment. Similar service centres were also established in Slovakia and Romania.

They will play an important role because Ukraine began to use Western equipment for the counteroffensive that has already suffered the first losses.

According to the Oryx service, which analyses data on equipment from open sources, at least four Leopard 2 tanks and 16 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles have been destroyed or damaged.

In May, it was reported that the Polish arms concern Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) completed negotiations with Leopard 2 tank manufacturers regarding the implementation of major repairs of equipment transferred to Ukraine in Poland.

The "tank coalition" approved the creation of a Service Center for Leopard 2sfrom Ukraine in Poland on 21 April, during the meeting in the Ramstein format.

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