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British Challenger 2 tanks are expected in Ukraine by the end of March

The United Kingdom expects to arrive at the end of March Challenger 2 tanks The British government announced on Thursday, January 26, that it had committed to Ukraine to deal with the Russian invasion.

On 14 January, the United Kingdom was the first country to announce the delivery of 14 Challenger 2 aircraft to Q. Germany and the US followed suit in London on Wednesday.

A comprehensive training program is planned

Addressing the British Parliament on Thursday, Foreign Secretary Alex Sack said, “thoughtThe British government promised that British tanks would arrive in UkraineAt the end of March“. Until then, a “Comprehensive training programTo the Ukrainian soldiers who use these tanks, but also to those who are responsible for maintaining them. The project should start on Monday, he said.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak explained.Everything is going according to plan“As for delivering these tanks to Ukraine,”Everyone should be very proudThe United Kingdom’s leading role in this issue.

We are now in a dialogue with the Ukrainians about the best way to deliver these tanks and ensure their soldiers receive the training they need.“, he added in a statement to British television networks.

After weeks of hesitation, the United States and Germany announced Wednesday the delivery of heavy tanks to Ukraine, taking a new step in military support for Kyiv ahead of a possible counteroffensive to a Russian invasion. Germany wants to deliver the promised Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine by the end of March and the beginning of April.

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