Waffenlieferungen für die Ukraine
January 16, 2023 -
Die Ukraine hat bisher über 4.000 Panzer, Artillerie, Flugzeuge und sonstige Waffensysteme von den Verbündeten erhalten, damit sie sich gegen Russland verteidigen kann. NATO Mitglieder wollen jetzt weitere Waffen liefern.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has pledged to provide main battle tanks (MBTs) and artillery systems to Ukraine, drawing a swift reproach from the Russian embassy in London.
Sunak promised to send the 14 Challenger 2 tanks to Ukraine following a call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday (January 14, 2023), according to a statement from his office.
The Ukrainian leader expressed his appreciation for the UK’s military support on Twitter, saying, “the decisions that will not only strengthen us on the battlefield, but also send the right signal to other partners.”
Ukraine needs MBTs like the Challenger 2. However, according to recent statements from Paris and Washington, DC, there are no plans to supply them any time soon. For now, France won’t deliver its Leclerc tanks, and the U.S. won’t ship the M1 Abrams either.
The German public has hotly debated the delivery of its Leopard 2 MBTs to Ukraine. Still, since German chancellor Olaf Scholz doesn’t want to act alone, Ukraine will also have to wait on shipments of the Leopard 2.
Poland and the Czech Republic have provided Soviet-era T-72 tanks to the Ukrainian army.