Ukraine wants ‘Leopard’ tanks, and Germany is sending troops to Russia’s borders.

According to Ukrainian officials, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal came in Berlin and met with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz about military aid.

The need to enhance the supply of artillery and air defence systems is shared by the leaders of the two nations. Germany must first scale up its assistance with heavy weaponry that it has already sent to Ukraine, such as MARS II rocket artillery, the Panzerhaubitze 2000 self-propelled gun, and the IRIS-T and Gepard air defence systems. In addition, Mr. Shmyhal and German Chancellor Scholz spoke about Berlin supplying Kiev with new military hardware, particularly certain types of tanks, according to a statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister of Ukraine on the evening of 4/9.

Ukraine anticipates receiving Leopard 2 tanks from Germany and Abrams tanks from the United States.

This was said by the Ukrainian prime minister, Denys Shmyhal, to German media.

A third generation main battle tank known as the Leopard 2 “leopard” was created by West Germany and entered service in 1979. Its dimensions are 9.67m long (including the cannon barrel), 3.7m wide, 2.48m high, and 55.1 tonnes in weight. The vehicle’s four-person combat crew is made up of the driver, the driver, the gunner, and the liaison officer.

The 1,500 horsepower MTU MB 873 Ka501 diesel engine is installed in the Leopard 2. As a result, the vehicle has a range of up to 550 km and can travel at a speed of 72 km/h on flat ground.

Leopard 2 is outfitted with two 7.62 x 51mm NATO-capable MG3A1 machine guns and a 120mm Rheinmetall L/55 smoothbore cannon. According to certain military specialists, the frontal armour of T-62 tanks can be penetrated at a distance of about more than 4 kilometres when fired from the Rheinmetall L/55 cannon on the Leopard 2.

Germany deployed troops not far from the Russian border.

In the port city of Klaipeda, Lithuania, 100 German soldiers had gotten off the ferry. They will serve as the command centre for an additional brigade of around 4,000 soldiers.brigade commander Christian Nawrat told Saab news agency, this command unit will be present permanently in the Baltic republics.

In order to “expand its presence in the eastern border of NATO,” the German military recently sent troops to Lithuania, according to Saab News.

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