Denmark admits half of tanks provided to Ukraine are defective
Danish Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen has admitted that 12 of the 20 Leopard 1 main battle tanks provided to Ukraine have varying degrees of malfunction
This is reported by TV 2.
As part of a wide-ranging cooperation with Germany and the Netherlands, Denmark has donated tanks to war-torn Ukraine. 20 of them arrived in the country, but now it turns out that some of them are faulty.
Ten tanks have a number of minor malfunctions. These problems are being fixed by the Ukrainian side. But two tanks have serious defects.
It is important to note that Ukraine had previously rejected 10 German tanks: they were so worn out that they could not be used.
- The three countries announced in February that they would transfer 100 German-made tanks "in the coming months."
- Tanks from Denmark and Germany were supposed to arrive in early summer.
- In August, Germany announced that it would provide Ukraine with 30 Leopard 1 tanks.
- 10 tanks from Denmark arrived in Ukraine on September 8.