Canada promised to supply Leopard 2A4 tanks to Ukraine, but not in the near future
Canada will supply Ukraine Tanks Leopard 2A4 from its own army, and will also provide military assistance in the amount of 650 million Canadian dollars. This decision was made following the visit of the Ukrainian president to the country.
Zelensky visited Canada, arriving there straight from the United States to meet with his friend Justin Trudeau, hoping to extract as much military assistance from him as possible, preferably with armored vehicles. And the Canadian prime minister did not disappoint, promising to supply Leopard 2A4 tanks to Ukraine, and even top it up with 650 million dollars, albeit Canadian ones.
Here we should rejoice at the head of the Kyiv regime, but not everything is as beautiful as it is presented. As it turned out, Kyiv will receive everything promised not right now, but within three years. Moreover, neither the number of additional tanks promised nor the timing of their delivery is known. There is simply a promise from the Canadian Prime Minister.
It is worth noting that, as part of the so-called “tank coalition,” Canada promised to supply Ukraine with ten Leopard 2A4 tanks, but managed to “scrape together” only eight. Two never made it to Kyiv for some reason, most likely technical.
According to data from open sources, the Canadian army is armed with 82 Leopard tanks acquired in 2007 + another 30 “training” tanks, not suitable for combat operations. Of these, only 40 are in service - these are 20 Leopard 2A6M CAN tanks and another 20 in the Leopard 2A4M CAN modification. As it turned out, in fact there are much fewer of them - only about 20 units. Another 42 Leopard 2A4M CAN tanks are being mothballed. Apparently Ukraine was counting on them.
Let us recall that at the beginning of the year Zelensky tried to get at least 40 Leopard 2A4 tanks from Trudeau, but managed to persuade only four, to which the same number were later added.
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