Denmark announced on Thursday that it had agreed with the Netherlands to purchase 14 Leopard 2 tanks and donate them to Ukraine as more heavy weapons were pledged to Kiev.
Tanks have long been a wish list item for Ukrainian military equipment.
“The Netherlands and Denmark today announced their intention to jointly acquire, upgrade and donate 14 Leopard 2A4 tanks for Ukraine,” the Danish Defense Ministry said in a statement.
It said the tanks would be delivered from “early 2024” and an estimated cost of €165 million ($180 million) would be “divided evenly” between countries.
“In this way, we jointly join the ‘Leopard 2 Coalition’ supported by many partners and allies,” the statement said.
In a separate statement, Dutch Defense Minister Kaisa Orongren said, “Ukrainian and European security are closely linked.”
Germany and Great Britain each delivered 18 high-performance Leopards and 14 Challenger 2 tanks last month.
https://www.expatica.com/nl/general/denmark-netherlands-to-give-ukraine-14-leopard-tanks-594269/ Denmark, Holland to deliver 14 Leopard tanks to Ukraine