Spain will also send Leopard tanks to Ukraine. The Government of Pedro Sánchez, which had conditioned the sending of the tanks requested by kyiv to a common European agreement, has made the decision after it became known that Germany and the US are very close to sending the armored vehicles to the Ukrainian Army.
Defense Minister Margarita Robles has yet to explain the details of the Spanish contribution.
Spain has 108 Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks, which it bought from Germany. Fifty of them have been parked at the Casetas logistics base in Zaragoza for more than a decade.
Spain is the third country in NATO and in the European Union with the most Leopard tanks, a total of 327, a high figure only behind Germany and Greece.
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