Following the Poles, the British began to discuss the possible supply of Challenger 2 tanks to the APU


Not a single country among the allies has yet dared to provide heavy tanks to Kyiv, despite the insistent requests of President Zelensky. The coveted Abrams were not included in the extensive US military aid package. They also doubt the expediency of transferring military vehicles in Europe, fearing an escalation of the conflict and drawing individual countries into direct confrontation with Russia.


The head of the North Atlantic Alliance did not rule out the possibility of deliveries of heavy equipment to Ukraine. However, so far NATO partners cannot decide who will be the first to send tanks to Kyiv.

During the week, the Polish authorities changed their position three times on the issue of providing the Armed Forces of Ukraine with German Leopards from the armament of the army. Initially, Warsaw promised to ship a certain amount of armored vehicles for Ukraine, but later stated that they would do this only after approval in Germany. Today, the Polish leadership announced that it can provide the Ukrainian army with only a symbolic number of heavy Leopard tanks, there is no talk of tens or hundreds of these vehicles. But even the transfer of several armored vehicles is possible after the approval of Germany.

The western neighbor is in no hurry to ship tanks from its arsenals to Kyiv. The representative of the German Cabinet of Ministers, Steffen Hebestreit, said that Berlin does not plan to provide Leopard to Ukraine. The co-chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, Lars Klingbeil, specified that the country would not transfer tanks to the Ukrainian military until other states did so. Recently, the possibility of sending Challenger 2 tanks to Ukraine began to be discussed in the UK. According to local SMSI, London can offer Ukraine about ten tanks of this type.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 9 January 2023 21: 57
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    The stump is clear.
    Don't be stupid.
    they see that Ukraine got the old 62s, and Russia the old 64s (or vice versa? I don’t remember)
    Therefore, they slowly hook so that the fish does not break. First, light weapons, then medium ones, then tanks ... You need to train, grease and legalize.

    What is it to them. We are grateful to the GDP for the growing popularity of NATO, for the golden rivers in the military-industrial complex, for diverting attention from economic turmoil, for uniting the West, for sending them billions as a gift ...
  2. Goga Smirnovich Offline Goga Smirnovich
    Goga Smirnovich (Goga Smirnov) 9 January 2023 23: 06
    -5
    The car, of course, is very serious, but very heavy .t72b3 and t90m obviously "will not pull" it, and Armata is ready only for the parade.
    1. lance is gone Offline lance is gone
      lance is gone (lance) 10 January 2023 05: 24
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      no need to say gop until you jumped. where will this pepelats crawl? in the capital city Lviv or Kyiv? so there they will burn him from an RPG. and in the field he is not even an enemy t-64
  3. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 10 January 2023 08: 46
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    The problem is not in the tanks, the problem is in the heads.
    If Putin had officially announced that a nuclear strike would be delivered to the capitals of countries supplying tanks to Ukraine, there would be no tanks in Ukraine.
    And so, there will be tanks, and after them the soldiers of NATO and the third world .....
    1. Alex Tarhov Offline Alex Tarhov
      Alex Tarhov (Alex Tarhov) 11 January 2023 05: 54
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      Putin is not Khrushchev. Such words require courage. Kim Jong Ying says he will reach the USA. and its ,, afraid,, like
  4. Goga Smirnovich Offline Goga Smirnovich
    Goga Smirnovich (Goga Smirnov) 10 January 2023 14: 00
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    Quote: lance vosirob
    no need to say gop until you jumped. where will this pepelats crawl? in the capital city Lviv or Kyiv? so there they will burn him from an RPG. and in the field he is not even an enemy t-64

    Of course, it’s not an enemy. It will crush the T64 from the heels and won’t even choke.
  5. Goga Smirnovich Offline Goga Smirnovich
    Goga Smirnovich (Goga Smirnov) 12 January 2023 01: 02
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    Quote: lance vosirob
    no need to say gop until you jumped. where will this pepelats crawl? in the capital city Lviv or Kyiv? so there they will burn him from an RPG. and in the field he is not even an enemy t-64

    Don't worry! They will find, and very successfully, where to crawl. You'd better think about how you will stop them, or how best to pay indemnity, or how to stop the war without bringing it to the worst.