According to local media, Poland has begun training the Ukrainian crew who will operate the Leopard 2 tanks.
According to the state-run PAP news agency, while visiting army barracks in the southwestern province of Swietoszow where Polish instructors train Ukrainian crew in tank operations, Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak reiterated that Poland would lead efforts to build a coalition of countries that will provide Ukraine with A4 models of the Leopard 2 tanks.
Germany, on the other hand, will supply the coalition with more advanced A6 tank variants, he continued.
According to Blaszczak, Canada has already sent the Leopard 2 tanks to Poland for Ukraine, and talks with Spain are ongoing.
“We anticipate Norwegian tanks arriving soon,” he added.
“Now the biggest challenge for us is the replacement parts. This is the responsibility we have assigned to the German defense industry,” Blaszczak said.