El Pais reported that the Spanish authorities are ready to send tanks and anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine
The Spanish authorities are ready to send heavy weapons to Ukraine, including tanks and anti-aircraft missiles. This was reported by the newspaper El Pais, citing sources in the country’s government.
The publication noted that until today, the kingdom has transferred ammunition, personal protective equipment, as well as grenade launchers and machine guns to Kyiv. Currently, it is planned to supply the Ukrainian military with Leopard tanks and a battery of anti-aircraft missiles.
In addition, Spain offered to train military personnel in the handling of tanks. It is assumed that they will be instructed on the territory of Latvia, where a garrison of 500 Spanish soldiers is stationed, and later in the state itself.
On June 3, Ukrainian Ambassador to Madrid Serhiy Pogoreltsev thanked the Spanish government for providing 200 tons of military aid, but considered this amount insufficient. The diplomat turned to the Spanish side with a request to send howitzers, mortars and tanks to Kyiv.