German army's Leopard main battle tank in 2012. File photo: Wikimedia Commons
The German Army has started training Ukrainian soldiers on the Leopard 2 main battle tanks, a spokeswoman for the German Ministry of Defense said in Berlin, according to Tagesshau.
The training will mainly take place at the Panzertruppenschule or the Armoured Corps Training Center in Munster, Lower Saxony. It should be completed by the end of Q1, i.e. late March.
The German government has promised Ukraine 14 Leopard 2A6 tanks. Additionally, there are training programs for Ukrainian soldiers who have already started in Germany on the Marder infantry fighting vehicles.
German Bundeswehr begins training Ukrainian soldiers on the Leopard 2 tanks next week
Training of Ukrainian tankers on the Leopard 2s also started in Poland:
- Austria doesn’t want to train Ukrainian soldiers on Leopard 2s – Kurier
- Portugal to send Ukraine three Leopard 2 tanks – Portuguese PM
- Three EU countries to deliver 178 Leopard 1 tanks to Ukraine – Bloomberg