Russian invasion: Situation report day 369
February 27, 2023 - Poland has delivered the first four Leopard tanks to Kyiv. Germany has increased its pledge from 14 to 18 tanks, with Sweden pledging up to 10, and Portugal three.
German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius said he believed NATO partners could provide Ukraine with up to 62 Leopard 2 tanks, with the aim of supplying two full battalions.
Washington is in discussions with Berlin and Warsaw over holding NATO military maneouvres in Poland, a country that borders Ukraine, which it sees as an important signal not only to NATO allies that also feel threatened, but also to the Kremlin.
Opposition partisans in Belarus claim to have destroyed a Russian
military plane at Machulishchy air base near Minsk using drones.