NATO needs not only to provide Ukraine with weapons, but also to provide industrial assistance to the country in the long term, said Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin. He said that the coalition for the supply of Leopard tanks to Kyiv included eight countries: Germany, Denmark, Spain, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland and Portugal.
Today, February 14, a meeting of heads of defense departments of NATO countries is taking place in Brussels. Mr. Lloyd noted that the goal of the alliance is “not only to transfer equipment, but also to provide military capabilities for the long term.” “We will discuss industrial initiatives that will help support our assistance to Ukraine in the long term,” the minister said (quoted by TASS).
In January, the German authorities allowed other countries to send their German Leopard tanks to Ukraine. Berlin itself announced the delivery of 14 tanks to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. According to ABC, 12 countries are ready to supply Kyiv with a total of 100 Leopard 2 tanks. Yesterday, February 13, the Ukrainian military began to be trained to operate these tanks in Germany.
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