Kyiv [Ukraine]March 28 (ANI): Ukraine has taken delivery of the first British Main Battle Challenger tank and other Western-made armored vehicles, Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov was quoted as saying by CNN.
Oleksii Reznikov said in a Facebook post: “Today I had the honor of testing the newest addition to our Armored Forces with Airborne Forces Commander Maj. Gen. Maksym ‘Mike’ Myrhorodskyi and our paratroopers.”
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He stated that Ukraine received Challengers (main battle tanks) from the United Kingdom, Strykers (infantry fighting vehicles) and Cougars (infantry motor vehicles from the Mine Ambush Protection family) from the United States, and Marders (infantry fighting vehicles) according to US Wired. TV news network reports, from Germany.
Reznikov thanked Ukrainian allies for their continued support. He said, “A year ago, no one could have imagined that the support of our partners would be so strong.” He further said, “This year, everything has changed. Ukraine has changed the world. The resilience of the Ukrainian people and the skills of our military have made Everyone believes Ukraine will win.”
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Meanwhile, German Chancellor Olaf Schulz announced that Germany has delivered German Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, according to CNN. He made the remarks at a joint news conference with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in Rotterdam on Monday. Previously, Germany had previously promised to provide Ukraine with 18 Leopard 2 tanks.
“Germany and the Netherlands jointly delivered howitzers and ammunition, and are preparing to deliver Leopard 1 main battle tanks with Denmark in support of Ukraine,” Scholz said. He further stated that Germany “just delivered” “very modern” tanks.
Amid the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, multiple explosions were reported in Kiev late Monday night (local time), Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko posted on Telegram.
Vitaliy Klitschko said in a Telegram post: “Explosions in the capital, initially in Obolon and Sviatoshynskyi residential areas. All services are dispatched to the scene. More details will be announced later,” CNN reports. He said fire and rescue services were responding to the scene of a building fire in the Sviatoshynskyi district.
The military administration of the Kiev region said in a cable that the city’s air raid sirens had been activated before the blast. The military and political department of the Kiev region further stated that the danger in the vicinity of Kiev city still exists, and the air defense forces are still on alert. (Arnie)
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