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Poland will send an additional 60 tanks to Ukraine in addition to the 14 German-made Leopard 2 tanks it has already promised, the Polish Prime Minister confirmed.
Poland, which positions itself as one of Kyiv’s staunchest allies, has been pushing hard for Germany to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine and to allow other countries to do the same, a demand Berlin agreed to on Wednesday.
“Poland sent 250 tanks by the first country six months ago or even more,” Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told CTV News.
Last April — just two months after Russia invaded Ukraine — Poland said it had sent tanks to hold Kyiv to repel the attack.
“Right now we are ready to send 60 of our modernized tanks, 30 of them PT-91. And in addition to these tanks, we have 14 Leopard 2 tanks at our disposal,” added Mr. Morawiecki.
The PT-91 is a Polish-made battle tank introduced into service in the 1990s.
It was developed on the basis of the Soviet-era T-72.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky thanked Poland on Twitter for the decision to supply additional tanks. “