Posted 3 марта, 10:15
Published 3 марта, 10:15
Modified 3 марта, 13:57
Updated 3 марта, 13:57
This is reported by the Swiss newspaper Blick.
According to the publication, the redeemable tanks are not planned to be delivered to Kiev. They will be acquired by a German company Rheinmetall.
The Swiss Defense Ministry confirmed to the publication the receipt of a corresponding request from the German authorities. The ministry noted that the country's authorities want to keep 34 of the 96 preserved German tanks. The rest can be transferred to Germany after obtaining the appropriate permission from the Swiss Parliament.
Earlier, the European coalition of countries agreed to supply German Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. Poland initiated deliveries. In addition to this country and Germany, Denmark, Spain, the Netherlands, Norway and Portugal also agreed to supply German tanks to Ukraine.
The Finnish authorities also spoke about their readiness to supply tanks to Kiev. The country has stated that it will supply them if other European countries do so. Later, Finland announced that they would not send German tanks to Kiev themselves, but would supply three armored mine-clearing vehicles based on these tanks. The Spanish authorities noted that the tanks allocated for Ukraine need to be repaired.