Today, January 14, 2023, during a telephone conversation with the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi, Prime Minister of Great Britain Rishi Sunak confirmed the decision to hand over the tanks.
“The Prime Minister emphasized Great Britain’s desire to strengthen our support for Ukraine, in particular by providing Challenger 2 tanks and additional artillery systems,” says the website of the government of the United Kingdom.
The possible number of tanks, namely 12 vehicles, was reported by some British media, including Independent. According to other information, 4 tanks will go to Ukraine “immediately”, another 8 – “later”. 12 tanks are a full-fledged tank company. Not much on the scale of the Russian-Ukrainian war, but let’s not forget that the Challenger 2 is one of the most protected tanks in the world, and we hope that the action of Great Britain will encourage other countries, in particular Germany, to join in providing heavy tanks to Ukraine.
Thank you, Great Britain!