16:59 13 May 2024

United to win: Spain to provide new military assistance package to Ukraine

Spain is preparing a new assistance package for Ukraine that includes Leopard 2. The preparations are expected to be finished by June 30.

El Pais reports this.

The publication's sources say that the aid package will include:

  • large caliber artillery ammunition,
  • light and heavy machine guns,
  • protected wheeled vehicles of material and technical support,
  • armored infantry vehicles,
  • anti-tank weapons and shells for field artillery,
  • the first ten main battle tanks from a batch of 19 refurbished Leopard 2 A4s.
  • In turn, Spanish companies will supply anti-aircraft surveillance systems and remote weapon stations to protect against drones.

According to sources, Spanish military aid to Ukraine will most likely be channeled through NATO. At the summit scheduled for July 9-11 in Washington on the 75th anniversary of the founding of the North Atlantic Alliance, "more effective mechanisms" will be approved for sending future military aid to Ukraine.

The publication's sources say that the idea is that NATO will coordinate supplies from different countries, replacing the so-called Contact Group for Ukraine "Ramstein."

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As Rubryka previously reported, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will be traveling to Madrid in the near future to sign a bilateral security agreement with Spain. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will also sign the agreement on behalf of his country.


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