German defense minister says 18 Leopard 2 tanks to be sent to Ukraine later this month

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At the informal meeting of EU defense ministers in Sweden to discuss further military support for Ukraine, German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said that 18 Leopard 2 tanks would be delivered to Ukraine this month.

“Defense Minister Pistorius also announced the delivery of 18 [German] Leopard 2 to Ukraine later this month, and the training of about 9,000 [Ukrainian] soldiers by the end of the year,” the German Ministry of Defense wrote on Twitter.

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