Norway is considering the possibility of supplying Ukraine with up to 8 Leopard 2 tanks out of the 36 it has.
The publication notes that soon the Norwegian government will also decide on the purchase of new tanks.
On Monday evening, a closed meeting of the expanded Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee dedicated to the provision of military aid to Ukraine took place in Norway.
Norwegian journalists learned that Monday’s meeting was devoted, in particular, to tanks, after the statement of the head of the German Foreign Ministry, Annalena Berbock, that Berlin would not object if Poland sent its Leopard tanks to Ukraine.
We will remind, on January 24, NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg said that countries “can prepare” Leopard tanks for transfer to Ukraine, because “there will be a decision soon.” A little later it became known that Poland requested Germany’s permission for the supply of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.
Against this background, the mass media reported on a possible solution Washington to hand over to Kyiv “significant number” of US M1 Abrams tanks to unlock Leopard 2 supply.