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20:53 29 Aug 2022

Czech Republic will receive German Leopard tanks instead of those sent to Ukraine by the end of the year

During the visit of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to Prague, Germany and the Czech Republic agreed on a planned exchange of tanks instead of those sent to Ukraine.

European Pravda reports about it.

Scholz said on Monday after a meeting with Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala in Prague that he had "very specifically" agreed on a circular arms exchange.

The Czech Republic handed over Soviet-made T72 main battle tanks to Ukraine and, in return, will receive 14 Leopard tanks and a Buffalo armored recovery vehicle from Germany.

Fiala emphasized that the circular exchange agreement was "completed" and that the first German tanks would arrive in the Czech Republic by the end of the year.

Scholz emphasized that the agreement "will further strengthen the cooperation between the defense sectors of the Czech Republic and Germany."

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