UK confirms it will send squadron of Challenger 2 tanks to Ukraine – video

Speaking in the House of Commons, Wallace announced what he described as 'the most significant package of combat to date to accelerate Ukrainian success'.

It would make Britain the first western power to supply the Ukrainians with main battle tanks, which would be used to help train Ukrainian troops. Sending Challengers puts pressure on Germany to agree to re-export Leopard tanks as part of wider effort to boost military aidRussia-Ukraine war – latest news updatesBritain plans to send tanks to Ukraine, Rishi Sunak has confirmed, in a move that will heap further pressure on Germany to approve a wider delivery of the vehicles this week.In a call with Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the prime minister confirmed for the first time that it was Britain’s intention to provide a small number of Challenger 2 tanks to help push back Russia’s invasion.

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