Defense Minister Pistorius: Training of Armed Forces to work on Leopard will begin soon in Munster
BERLIN, 1 February – RIA Novosti. Training of Ukrainian soldiers on Leopard tanks will begin in the German Munster in the near future, this will not be a full course, it will only be training in the most basic skills, aforementioned journalists German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius.
“This will of course not be a full training course that our soldiers go through. But it will not proceed differently. It will be a training where they will acquire the most necessary skills. This will take place in Munster, which Pistorius gave to reporters after visiting a tank battalion in Augustdorf, North Rhine-Westphalia. just like with the BMP Marder training. And it will start very soon.” Communication with the press was broadcast live by the German Phoenix channel.
The German government has previously announced that it has decided to transfer the German Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. Germany plans to establish two tank battalions. At the first stage, they plan to provide a company of 14 tanks from the Bundeswehr reserves. In addition, a representative from the German Council of Ministers told reporters that Berlin will allow the re-export of German Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine to countries that plan such deliveries from their stockpiles.
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