The first batch of Leopard 1 tanks as part of a Danish-German-Dutch cooperation project will be delivered to Ukraine this spring, according to a statement posted on the website of the Danish Defense Ministry.
Denmark's Acting Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen stated this after visiting Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft (FFG), a German company engaged in preparing Leopard 1 tanks for delivery to Ukraine, Ukrinform reports.
"I am very excited to have visited FFG. I was there to see that the work to prepare Leopard 1 tanks for Ukraine is progressing so that we can get them going as soon as possible. I am proud that Denmark, in cooperation with other countries, supports Ukraine's struggle for freedom with a large and important donation, and we still hope to be able to deliver the first tanks to Ukraine during the spring," - he said.
The ministry recalled that the Danish government has entered into a collaboration with Germany and the Netherlands to donate at least 100 Leopard 1 tanks to Ukraine.