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Ukraine to get more Western tanks from Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark - BBC News

  • Published on Feb 7, 2023 veröffentlicht
  • Ukraine will receive more Western tanks to help defend itself against Russia.
    Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark will supply Ukraine with at least 100 old-generation Leopard 1 tanks.
    Germany produces the majority of modern heavy tanks in Europe
    German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius said that between 20 and 25 of the tanks would arrive by summer about 80 by the end of the year and another 100 next year.
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  • Brian
    Brian 3 months ago +106

    Well done Germany. We all know this hasn't been an easy choice for you to make, but when it comes down to what's right or wrong, it becomes easier to accept. The rest of Europe and the UK are 100% with you.

    • AGF fans
      AGF fans 3 months ago +6

      Regarding these Leopards, then it was not originally a German idea to donate them to Ukraine. Denmark already have the recently received (the last to be delivered from the German factory here in 2023) best of the very best of the latest upgraded Leopard 2A7V, that cannot be donated to Ukraine, because they would then have to be downgraded to 2A6 and stripped of the latest Danish high-tech, if they were to be donated, so instead Denmark pledged to donate all of the 19 brand new self-propelled Caesar howitzers recently purchased from France, though Ukraine had only asked for 6 of them.
      However, since then there has been a growing political pressure in the Danish parliament for the government to approve a Danish donation of Leopards, and it so happens that Denmark back in 2010 sold it's 99 older but upgraded Danish surplus Leopard 1A5 tanks to the German company Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft who keep, upgrade and sell older tanks and armored personnel carriers from both the Danish and German military, and they had not yet upgraded and sold the 99 Danish surplus Leopards 1A5, which then were still available. So Zelenskyy and the Danish PM openly talked about this around a week ago when the Danish PM visited Mykolaiv in Ukraine.
      The Danish tanks were originally used during the war in the Balkans in 1994 and upgraded up until 2005. The German company said that they will be able to deliver 20 of the 99 Danish Leopards, upgraded and ready in perfect condition for battle within the next few month + 20 more within a further 3 month, with Denmark donating the Leopards while asking Germany and the Netherlands to pay for their battle ready maintenance-upgrade.
      Besides the Danish Leopard's, Germany have also approved German arms-maker Rheinmetall’s plans to sell 88 of their older Leopards 1A5, so that they can be donated to Ukraine. How many more Leopards that will be delivered by Poland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Canada, Spain and so forth, is yet to be disclosed.

    • Jumping saucepan
      Jumping saucepan 3 months ago +5

      Well done Germany to repeat 1945
      But with sarmat
      lol 😆 😂 😅

    • Terry Tumble
      Terry Tumble 3 months ago +21

      @Jumping saucepangetting paid a potato per post beats dying in a ditch outside Bakhmut I suppose

    • AGF fans
      AGF fans 3 months ago +4

      @Jumping saucepan .. Russia do not seem to have any operational RS-28 Sarmat's as of yet. They said that they successfully fired a test model back in April last year, but since then noting further seem to have happened, and the head of Roscosmos in charge of their development, Dmitri Rogozin, was then later replaced a few month later. So I suspect that it's not going all too well with the production of operational Sarmat's.

    • Jerald Kozey
      Jerald Kozey 3 months ago +4

      Agreed, it's obvioust that it was a tough decision for them but hopefully they realized that Ukraine is what stands between us and russia now. If Ukraine will fall - putin will not stop, it's Poland or Baltic countries next.

  • Marianna Batz
    Marianna Batz 3 months ago +53

    The world must rally even stronger around Ukraine and help it defend its independence and territorial integrity.

    • Michael Hannan
      Michael Hannan 3 months ago +2

      Damn right!

    • Harris
      Harris 3 months ago +3

      Not everyone wants and finance this unnecessary war

    • Otto Matic
      Otto Matic 3 months ago +5

      @Harris Actually, it is very necessary, and Ukraine nor the West wanted it. Russia started it. Maybe if you weren't ignorant of geopolitics you would understand.

    • Olympus
      Olympus 3 months ago +6

      @Harris Ofcourse this war isn’t necessary. How about you tell that to the agressor, not the victim and his friends?

  • Per-Einar Dahlen
    Per-Einar Dahlen 3 months ago +41

    We need to contribute more with modern tanks. Every EU country should give 10% of its current operational inventory.
    In Ukraine, they will cripple Russia and get rid of the main foe we are in an arms race with.

    • Jumping saucepan
      Jumping saucepan 3 months ago +1

      Great sarmat to London is a nice 👌

    • Jerald Kozey
      Jerald Kozey 3 months ago +6

      Agreed, this is such a no-brainer really. It's much better to pay now with a small amount of money/our old equipment instead of paying much more later with our army's blood.

    • Milo Bradtke
      Milo Bradtke 3 months ago

      This is a very good idea, the main thing is that the leaders of the EU countries listen to it.
      Make a common contribution to freeing the world from the fear of Russian aggression

  • Melida Reichert
    Melida Reichert 3 months ago +54

    I support his words. We can’t stop supporting to Ukraine. It is impossible. They have done so many achievements, stop now will be the fatality mistake.

    • Danijel Matic
      Danijel Matic 3 months ago


    • Soviet Winter
      Soviet Winter 3 months ago

      Imagine Germany said that during WW1.

    • kfcriss
      kfcriss 3 months ago +3

      lol yes, "SO MANY ACHIEVMENTS" like losing 25% of their country!wonderful!

  • Gim Eng Chan
    Gim Eng Chan 3 months ago +131

    Better to have Leo-1 tanks in significant numbers initially than no tanks at all.
    It's an interim move before the superior tanks flow in eventually.

    • Frank Renda
      Frank Renda 3 months ago +3

      100 is not significant.

    • Jumping saucepan
      Jumping saucepan 3 months ago +2

      Huitler turned over in hisGrave.

    • Sebastian Rosenberg Lenda
      Sebastian Rosenberg Lenda 3 months ago +6

      The leopard 1a5 is actually still a quite good mbt, it has thermals and optics on par with the leo 2a4.

  • башар ал
    башар ал 3 months ago +30

    1:07 I've always absolutely loved the look of the AMX, one of the most unique looking tanks ever

    • Nguyen Mai
      Nguyen Mai 3 months ago +6

      No, those are not AMX-13. Those are SK-105 Kurassier, an Austrian light tank. People usually misidentify the 2 tank types because they look somewhat the same. They share the same turret, but the AMX-13 usually has a 75 mm or 90 mm gun, while the Kurassier has a 105 mm gun. the AMX's turret is a bit farther to the rear of the tank while the Kurassier's is more center-line.

    • Anglosphere Federalist
      Anglosphere Federalist 3 months ago

      @Nguyen Mai Their oscillating turret design had many advantages, most notably a very fast autoloader that didn't require the cannon to return to its neutral position after firing. If you observe modern tanks carefully, you'll notice that they have to perform this maneuver every time they fire, which can take a few potentially valuable seconds.

    • Andi Arbeit
      Andi Arbeit 3 months ago

      So add some ralley stripes on it to make it looking more unique.

  • BAM Mözzi
    BAM Mözzi 3 months ago +10

    Leopard 2's are 'Logistically' the best tank for Ukrainians. The Abrams and Challenger 2's are great tanks too, but more of a Logistic challenge as they would need overseas Logistic support from US/UK to manufacture and supply spares to Ukraine. With Poland having Logistic support for their Leopard 2's on the 'doorstep' of Ukraine from Germany and no need to go airborne or ship (which can be easily tracked), its 'Logistically' a better option - a Tank made in Europe with Logistic support set up to support all the Operators in Europe, they have everything in place already. Poland could set up a 'Hub' for training and even a repair/spares centre for Ukraine just over the border.
    As for Ammo, the sooner they can get Western tanks, the 'better' off they will be with supplies of Soviet era Tank ammunition 'dwindling' and Ukraine are struggling to resupply - its not as if their Allies had a LOT of Soviet tank ammo, but as the Leopard 2 and Abrams share the same 'NATO Standard' barrel, they also share the same Ammo so all the 'stockpiles' of Tank Ammo in Europe/UK/US can be supplied to Ukraine.
    Its all well and good having 'Heavy' Armour like Russian Tanks, but if your Ammo stockpile is running low and/or struggling to resupply as Russia isn't [intentionally] resupplying them, they are not very effective anymore...

    • Xxx Xxx
      Xxx Xxx 3 months ago

      Likely Leo2's A4's and A6's and Leopards with upgrades will lilely be a good long term MBT's for Ukraine. Marder and CV90's and Bradley's of these IFV we will see which works best. I think AMX 10rc will be good for recon and peace time boader patol. M113's field ambulance, radar, and morter. Striker and MRAPS APC with a 30mm gun added back on. M1A1 Abrims not so likely to stay long term, but we will see how each does.

    • Zhufor TheImpaler
      Zhufor TheImpaler 3 months ago

      you know that poland also operats Abrams?
      They got the logistics in poland for them too.
      similarly the USA has massive logistics bases in germany and about 500 M1A2´s stored in germany.

  • просто скажи ні

    Those 180 Leopard tanks from Germany are the latest model of the Leopard 1. It is the version A5. Sure, it has "only a 105 mm canon" - the Leopard 2 has 120mm .....but the Leopard 1 A5 has the same stabilizer system as the new Leopard 2 (fire on point while high speed driving). That is the big difference compared to the russian T62 or T72 tanks.

    • Toxic Industrials
      Toxic Industrials 3 months ago +2

      and thermal vision

    • Ionor Rea
      Ionor Rea  3 months ago +2

      Trouble is that Leopard 1 is paper thin even with turret add-on armor, so even T-55 can pierce right through it. A rifled 105mm main gun is great for cheap infantry support when used with spin-stabilized dumb ammunition that is more accurate than dumb 120mm smoothbore fin-stabilized ammunition but as far as tank combat goes, 105 will struggle with most fronts of tanks from mid 80ties and beyond like T-80U, T-90 and perhaps even some up-armored T-72s depending on ammunition provided, so, in fact, you got better chances with infantry carried Javelin than with 105mm gun of Leopard when dealing with enemy tanks. This may not be that much of an issue in hit & run defensive role when camouflaged and well positioned to hit enemy flanks which is what was Leopard 1 build for as it was not well-armored tank even during the introduction and is hardly a frontline main battle tank these days, more like an overweight infantry support light tank/fast (in off-road terms) tank destroyer similar to tracked gun things deployed by the airborne troops.

    • AGF fans
      AGF fans 3 months ago

      @Ionor Rea ... Regarding these Leopards, then there were a growing political pressure in the Danish parliament for the government to approve a Danish donation of Leopards, and it so happens that Denmark back in 2010 sold it's 99 older but upgraded Danish surplus Leopard 1A5 tanks to the German company FFG in the northern German town Flensburg who keep, upgrade and sell older tanks and armored personnel carriers from both the Danish and German military, and they had not sold the 99 Danish surplus Leopards 1A5, which then were still available. So Zelenskyy and the Danish PM openly talked about this more than a week ago when the Danish PM visited Mykolaiv in Ukraine.
      The "Danish" Leopards 1A5 were the very last model of it's kind, upgraded with a stronger armor and used with great success by Denmark during the war in the Balkans in 1994 and still upgraded up until 2005 before being sold in 2010. The German company said that they will be able to deliver 20 of the 99 Danish Leopards, upgraded and ready in perfect condition for battle within the next few month + 20 more within a further 3 month, with Denmark donating the Leopards while asking Germany and the Netherlands to pay for their battle ready maintenance-upgrade.
      Besides the Danish Leopard's, Germany have also approved German arms-maker Rheinmetall’s plans to sell 88 of their older Leopards 1A5, so that they can be donated to Ukraine.
      How many more Leopards that will be delivered by Poland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Canada, Spain and so forth, is yet to be disclosed.

    • Toxic Industrials
      Toxic Industrials 3 months ago +5

      @Ionor Rea
      u wont use them like leopard 2A6 which are def. t-72 hunters lol. but still the most modern version the leo1 a5 from the 80s i think has some advantages compared to the russian tanks. for example thermal vision, reverse speed and a better fire control system i guarantee...

  • Silver Surfer
    Silver Surfer 3 months ago

    This is great news! The Leopard 1 is still a good tank, and better than many of the old Russian-made tanks that Ukraine has today (but has still done quite well with, nonetheless).

  • Optimus Prime
    Optimus Prime 3 months ago +28

    People might think that these are old ass tanks but remember that most of what Russia has as MBT are T72, T64 and T80s (and very few T90s) . Both the T64 and T72 started their production in the 60s and the leopard 1 also began its production in 1965 so their not older than most of Russia's tanks. And all of these tanks (T72, T64, T80 and Leopard 1) are still being used today so they have modern equipment for at least some of them. So while old their quality and age isn't that much different then what both Ukraine and Russia are using now in the war.

    • Jerald Kozey
      Jerald Kozey 3 months ago +6

      It's pretty clear that Leopard tanks are much better than what russians have, especially when we're talking about the night vision and other technologies that russians just don't have in the required amount. In any case, providing military support for Ukraine drastically improves the chances of ending this war without having a WW3 in Europe.

    • Texo3
      Texo3 3 months ago

      @Jerald Kozey Well not the Leopard 1 tanks but they will not get used against other tanks but infantry. Leopard 2A6 will be on top of the food chain

    • Filthy Weeb
      Filthy Weeb 3 months ago +1

      Not to sound like a vatnik but I'm pretty sure even DM43 APFSDS would struggle against T80 and T72 frontally, but would be enough for T64

    • Zhufor TheImpaler
      Zhufor TheImpaler 3 months ago

      @Filthy Weeb thats why DM43 is not in service.
      Poland and a few others still use DM33 but everybody else uses DM53/63, wich would do the job quite fine.

    • Filthy Weeb
      Filthy Weeb 3 months ago

      @Zhufor TheImpaler is that what's being sent? Can I have link for info?

  • Michael Hannan
    Michael Hannan 3 months ago +7

    Well done Germany, Netherlands and Denmark! Helping Ukraine fighting the war against Russian aggression on our behalf. Slava 🇺🇦!

    • Ukraine today
      Ukraine today 3 months ago +1

      Good evening We are from Ukraine 🇺🇦

  • Jerald Kozey
    Jerald Kozey 3 months ago +16

    We should not stop supporting Ukraine until their victory over putin's army. A lot of countries are going to provide tanks now, long-range missiles are coming from US too. So with increasing and continuous support like that Ukraine has everything it needs to successfully defend their people and territories. Aviation might be a good idea too, hopefully Zelenskyy's visit to UK will help with that.

    • Leisa Kovacek
      Leisa Kovacek 3 months ago

      I also hope that Ukraine will have the air force necessary to liberate the occupied territories

  • Hans Ulrich Böning
    Hans Ulrich Böning 3 months ago +9

    Among the Leopards lots of austrian Kürassier were shown(same 105mm gun like the french AMX10).

  • Xxx Xxx
    Xxx Xxx 3 months ago +8

    Canada may not many to spare but delivered them by air. Training should be taking place for Leo'2 A4 and A6's. Now new training can soon start for Leo1's too. As for Challanger2's training is likely happening for first company of them. American traning for Abrims is ongoing and will take awhile to use the first 31. By July I hope we see all in the war. It will take a year to build the MBT Battalions up to full force.

    • Richard Boddington
      Richard Boddington 3 months ago

      The Canadian tanks will break down in the first week. They can be used for parts though, like all Canadian military hardware all it's good for is...parts.

  • Someguydino
    Someguydino 3 months ago +13

    Here's the new math: Germany gives Ukraine a few tanks. + Putin objects and threatens Germany. = Germany gives Ukraine TEN TIMES MORE TANKS!

  • Andy Hyner
    Andy Hyner 3 months ago

    The timeframe for ending the war is dictated by the speed of supplying what Ukraine needs. If the West is serious about wanting it to end this year it should be supplying what Ukraine needs now, not promising deliveries as late as next year. What a great opportunity the war provides to test the very latest generations of tanks and other weaponry on the battlefield instead of the drawing board.

  • N
    N 3 months ago +1

    Arms sales in 2021 reached $592 billion and was up 1.9% which was higher than the previous period but still below the average for the four years leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Ken Landgren
    Ken Landgren 3 months ago +3

    As a retired US Army Officer I will state Ukrainian commanders and their staffs must have lots of brainpower because Ukraine is experiencing a conglomeration of various weapons, weapons systems, vehicles, and the many types of ammunition. Don’t forget about training. I have a feeling the US has a hand in coordinating to assist Ukraine.

  • Timo Ehli
    Timo Ehli 3 months ago +3

    Thanks for Tanks!
    Thank you Germany!

  • Dalton Dickens
    Dalton Dickens 3 months ago

    Ukraine will take any Western armor they can get their hands on, though I agree the Leopard 2's in numbers, should be sent. Ukraine seems to have good tactics and done pretty well with their older Soviet tanks, with some having homegrown upgrades. I read somewhere that Ukraine was the heartland of the SU's military engineering and production of arms. Is France kicking in tanks?

  • bladesmassive
    bladesmassive 3 months ago +1

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    STEPHAN FEIBISH 3 months ago

    If Ukraine survives it should be a given they get a seat in NATO. And by the way, they will have been trained on and operated some NATO weaponry. And have more actual battle experience than maybe all ex-US NATO countries. (Edit: Ukraine may ask us to fill out their application form :)

  • Montana Software
    Montana Software 3 months ago +1

    If you want to help Ukraine, there are some good things you can do. Let's all contact our government representatives to help Ukraine drive out the invaders. Ask them to send F16 aircraft and longer-range precision fires (like ATACMS). Send them an email, text, or old-fashioned letter (best option), call them on the phone, post on social media, etc. Let's do our part to maintain and strengthen the national consensus in our own countries to give more support for Ukraine.

  • ya boi thicc pepe
    ya boi thicc pepe 3 months ago +11

    Excellent news!

  • gherkamum
    gherkamum 3 months ago +11


    • Ukraine today
      Ukraine today 3 months ago +1

      Good evening We are from Ukraine 🇺🇦

  • Books vs Cigarettes
    Books vs Cigarettes 3 months ago

    This is huge, there are massive stockpiles of the leopard 1 across Europe, tapping in to that will give the Ukrainians a comparable threat to most Russian tanks

  • Natures Garlands
    Natures Garlands 3 months ago +12

    Very good to do that. However do it much sooner, Rutte!! And also talk about giving the F-16s!!

    • Jerald Kozey
      Jerald Kozey 3 months ago +4

      Yeah it's obvious that Ukraine should've had all this help months ago. It would've saved a lot of lives and towns/villages. But it's better than nothing I guess, right now it's very important to keep this military aid coming.

  • Milo Bradtke
    Milo Bradtke 3 months ago +1

    Even obsolete tanks are good for Ukraine. despite the fact that the Russians generally began to bring their T-55s to the front

    • Qasim Mir
      Qasim Mir 3 months ago

      Tanks are not obsolete.

  • Sarfaraz M. Hosseini
    Sarfaraz M. Hosseini 3 months ago +41

    Supply Ukraine now with everything it needs to win back at least the borders as they were after 2014, and the war can be shortened. And send a clear message to China of the risks of it attacking Taiwan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, and its other neighbours.

    • Sansara
      Sansara 3 months ago +4

      30 min sarmat to gayrope & their owners 🇺🇸

    • mr thai
      mr thai 3 months ago


    • Art McTeagle
      Art McTeagle 3 months ago +7

      No all of Ukraine to 1991 borders. Crimea is Ukrainian.

  • Kristel Vidhi
    Kristel Vidhi 3 months ago

    Nethersland and Denmark have Leopard 2 tanks, which are German btw.

  • Anh Conroy
    Anh Conroy 3 months ago +8

    The war is now not only for Ukraine but for the entire civilized world and freedom! We must all unite and help Ukraine win.

    • Bruce Miller
      Bruce Miller 3 months ago +1

      Our help is important for Ukraine not only to win the war, but also to save the lives of its people. Therefore, we must help in any way we can

    • Kermit Bonaparte
      Kermit Bonaparte 3 months ago

      Na our country wants no part of this. We are sitting out as of now.

    • Konstantin Bush
      Konstantin Bush 3 months ago

      'Civilized free world' = 1 bln people
      'Jungle world' (by Borrell's definition) = 7 bln people

  • Keith Norris
    Keith Norris 3 months ago +1

    In a short while we will learn if the relative quiet has been caused / helped by a shortage of targets with suitable value.

  • Ian Babcock
    Ian Babcock 3 months ago

    Personally, I think that giving Ukraine Leopard 1s is giving them more of what they have. But some tanks are better than no tanks.

  • Gilbert Robert Tuahuru
    Gilbert Robert Tuahuru 3 months ago +2

    Those leopard 🐆 tanks from German military are the bomb 💣 very good 👍 for the Ukrainian soldiers to receive these gifts. Glory to Ukraine.

  • Andrew Wright
    Andrew Wright 3 months ago +10

    Hopefully Ukraine will be in Crimea this summer ,if that happens it’s the downhill all the way for Putin ,Crimea is the priority for Ukraine.Long range weapons and jets please for Ukraine let them fight with both hands!!

    • Sansara
      Sansara 3 months ago +4


    • Da Gre
      Da Gre 3 months ago

      U working for arms industry or something?

    • Enlighted Spirit
      Enlighted Spirit 3 months ago +3

      Crimea historically Russian 🇷🇺 forget it

    • Andrew Wright
      Andrew Wright 3 months ago +4

      @Enlighted Spirit So what it belongs to Ukraine ,the USSR is no more it’s gone finished ,history ,the sooner Russia accepts that fact the better. Russia is seen as North Korea now by most of the world ,and little dictators cannot push the world around. Remember Hitler in WW2 ?

  • Hemanta Pegu105
    Hemanta Pegu105 3 months ago +1

    Send them quickly without much delay and Without words of arguments

  • Pharisaer Watch
    Pharisaer Watch 3 months ago +6

    oh yeah, finally we see some movement and picking up the pace of providing assistance.

  • Rangatiratūmeke
    Rangatiratūmeke 3 months ago +31

    Prayers for all the victims of Putin's gamble gone wrong. All the best to the people of Ukraine and foreign volunteers helping there.

    • Soarin-Wolf
      Soarin-Wolf 3 months ago +5

      2 more weeks till the 1 YEAR of Putin's "3 DAYS to Kiev"
      Emphasis on 1 YEAR and 3 DAYS

    • Sansara
      Sansara 3 months ago +7

      But u never prayed 🙏 about Donbas shelled by Himars 9 years...

    • Sansara
      Sansara 3 months ago +2

      @Soarin-Wolf who said that ?
      Your clowns 🤡 who read meain kampf?
      lol 😆

    • Brad Sharkey
      Brad Sharkey 3 months ago +8

      @Sansara HIMARs (yes its an acronym) only arrived in Ukraine last year. Good try though

    • Sansara
      Sansara 3 months ago +2

      @Brad Sharkey OK, 1 year by Himars, 8 years another NATIOweapons .
      Are u proud if that?

  • Galyna Yevstafyeva
    Galyna Yevstafyeva 3 months ago +5

    Stay strong, Ukraine!!! 💙 💛

    • Ukraine today
      Ukraine today 3 months ago +1

      Good evening We are from Ukraine 🇺🇦

  • Lemoran
    Lemoran 3 months ago +1

    01:04 those are not leo 1 tanks those are french AMX autoloaders

    • Embreis
      Embreis 3 months ago

      the flag looks Austrian. maybe that Kürassier model? last i heard Austria still doesn't grant re-export licenses

    MD MASUM BILLAH 3 months ago +4

    Save Ukraine, Save innocent.
    Love from Bangladesh

    • Ukraine today
      Ukraine today 3 months ago

      Good evening We are from Ukraine 🇺🇦

      MD MASUM BILLAH 3 months ago

      @Ukraine today Good evening. It's 03:30 am. Good night ❤️🌼😍

  • Garydd Lewis
    Garydd Lewis 3 months ago +6

    Brilliant news.

  • finton mainz
    finton mainz 3 months ago +13

    Imagine how terrifying this must be for Russian troops watching this.

    • Frank Renda
      Frank Renda 3 months ago +6

      terrifying how western tanks from the 80 s you should get real

    • DefiantHardcore
      DefiantHardcore 3 months ago +10

      @Frank Renda They will still kick the behinds of 60's tanks used by ruzzskies.

    • Markus Andreas
      Markus Andreas 3 months ago +2

      they are not watching anything, the only thing they are watching are the gun barrels of UA soldiers while they rush into the bullets like zombies

    • Jumping saucepan
      Jumping saucepan 3 months ago

      Huitler turned over in hisGrave
      That's a funny 😄

    METALMAN4Wii 3 months ago

    It's just like when you help your friend in World of Tanks except it could start a real WW3.

  • Dean Busch
    Dean Busch 3 months ago

    Canada has its C1 Leopards they have about 50, not sure were they are, they all had thermal imaging and laser range finding. with a L7 105 mm gun. They were trying to sell them.

  • kamal chandramoney
    kamal chandramoney 3 months ago +1

    A more appropriate title will be Denmark,Netherlands depleting their armory to support Ukraine temporarily

  • KEB129
    KEB129 3 months ago +1

    At first a few Leopard 2 tanks this year and then 180 Leopard 1 A5 over the next 18 months? Then Ukraine may be ready for a counter offensive in the summer of 2024!!

  • Leisa Kovacek
    Leisa Kovacek 3 months ago +3

    This is really good news. We are waiting for these tanks to appear on the battlefield and make the occupiers run away

  • Vânia Santos
    Vânia Santos 3 months ago

    Well done Germany 🇩🇪 supplying
    Ukraine 🇺🇦 with Leopard Tanks.

  • Marianna Batz
    Marianna Batz 3 months ago

    Supplies of heavy weapons to Ukraine must increase and contain everything for Ukraine to reach its 1991 borders.

  • sarcasmo57
    sarcasmo57 3 months ago +18

    Should have prepared these months ago.

    • wasgeht dichdasan
      wasgeht dichdasan 3 months ago +5

      Nope.. dripping more aid into ukraine over time is more safe than being all in from the beginning.. it keeps the escalation risk low..

    • Des smith
      Des smith 3 months ago +1

      er okay

  • sugoidessho
    sugoidessho 3 months ago

    The bad news Pistorius is that Ukraine needs these tanks NOW, not the summer or later this year. With the West it's always a case of too little, too late and too slow. Why are we always limiting what we send Ukraine and expecting them to fight ruZZia with one hand tied behind their back?

  • Stephen Hill
    Stephen Hill 3 months ago

    Giving Ukraine our old inventories is a very cheap way to deplete the only land threat we have, and what our conventional forces are built to defend us against.

  • Kro llii
    Kro llii 3 months ago +1

    Germany supplies tanks, and the imposters take to the streets.
    Can we now talk about it after Germany was hit, that more and more countries will not send tanks and Germany is almost alone with the decision to send tanks?

  • John Charlesworth
    John Charlesworth 3 months ago +1

    Didn’t go well last time Germany sent tanks east.

  • Snow White
    Snow White 3 months ago +7

    Stay strong Ukraine!

  • Ashley Paucek
    Ashley Paucek 3 months ago +7

    I really don't understand what the problem is...
    if Ukraine needs tanks to win, let's give them as many tanks as possible!!!

    • Milo Bradtke
      Milo Bradtke 3 months ago

      Our officials have clouded eyes.
      Those who have already visited Ukraine begin to see clearly and immediately begin to actively help

    • Zhufor TheImpaler
      Zhufor TheImpaler 3 months ago

      problem is, that there are not really any stockpiles and every leopard 2 given to ukraine is taken out of active army service and wont be replaced for a few years.

    • Milo Bradtke
      Milo Bradtke 3 months ago

      @Zhufor TheImpaler Is this your personal opinion?

    • Zhufor TheImpaler
      Zhufor TheImpaler 3 months ago

      @Milo Bradtke no that is sadly a fact.
      due to CFE Treaty, european nations could not store equipment in large quantities. (CFE required a mandatory reduction in army size and stockpiles by about 60% to pre 1991 levels)
      Due to this, almost no european nation as stored Leopard 2´s and almost all are in active service units.
      exceptions are spain with about 100 Leopard 2A4 in storage, wich are in scrap metal condition( missing turrets, rusted, unusable without major rebuilds), and finnland with about 84 usable Leopard 2A4 in semi storage, as they are part of the army reserve equipment stockpile, meaning that they are basicly in active use every few weeks during reservist training.
      And Switzerland with 385 stored/used ones, but switzerland is doing switzerland things.

    • Milo Bradtke
      Milo Bradtke 3 months ago +1

      @Zhufor TheImpaler Switzerland has already shown that it is ready to help Ukraine.
      The freeze of 19 billion francs of russian banks speaks of this

  • Dave Keeler
    Dave Keeler 3 months ago

    More important is that Ukraine needs a massive amount of ammunition for the guns and artillery guns they already have. They keep pounding the snot out of the Russians but they just keep coming in wave after wave!

  • Peter .Ruffell
    Peter .Ruffell 3 months ago +1

    Does this mean it's expected the war will go on for another 2 years?

    • Witcher Joker
      Witcher Joker 3 months ago +1

      It means they will get the tanks even if the war has already ended. They'll need to westernize their military after this anyway, no matter what. Most of their soviet stuff will be destroyed and there's no decent way to get spare parts and ammunition anyway. So this program makes sense in any case.

    • Congobajer
      Congobajer 2 months ago

      I read somewhere that the Abraham tanks will be ready in a year minimum, who would set that up if the war ends in, lets say half a year? I have a feeling that 2+ years is not a crazy bet.

  • vBDKv
    vBDKv 3 months ago +1

    Leopard 1's, while old, can still destroy targets while on the move and stationary. They are not as protected as Leopard 2's though. Excellent tank none the less. Far better than russias garbage t-72.

    HDSME 3 months ago

    I'll take a leo 1 any day !

  • Neils Ergener
    Neils Ergener 3 months ago +4

    Relying on the average duration of a world war this one should last about 5 to 7 years. One year has passed now. It should last about 4 to 6 years more.

    • Sansara
      Sansara 3 months ago +1

      30 min sarmat to gayrope & their owners 🇺🇸

    • Neils Ergener
      Neils Ergener 3 months ago +1

      @Sansara 4 to 6 years more, provided no atomic weapons will be used

    • T K
      T K 3 months ago +2

      ... maybe, if this had been a world war, which it isn't.
      This is the Russo-Ukrainian war, and it has been fought since February 2014.

    • SteuerInnenzahler
      SteuerInnenzahler 3 months ago +2

      @Sansara and then we will make Russia and all its allies ash... Great idea, Ivan.

  • Keith
    Keith 3 months ago +1

    Good news Ukraine needs our support to fight off Putin's illegal invasion Slava Ukraini 🇺🇦

  • Efren Mariano
    Efren Mariano 3 months ago

    The “dilly dallying” decision has caused delays effective counter offensive .

    IMPACT 3 months ago

    Netherlands and Denmark have withdrawn and have recalled the pledge as they all pointed at Germany and blasphemed and themselves many pull the tail in so much to unity

  • Arthur Wellington
    Arthur Wellington 3 months ago

    So Greece has 500 perfectly operational Leopard tanks now...which Germany can replace next year....instead Ukraine has to wait until next year to receive them...wonderful. Obviously, the name of the game is to make it look like we are trying to save Ukraine, while not pissing off Russia too much, let them have another crack at this offensive.

  • utubewatchinhesk
    utubewatchinhesk 3 months ago +1

    Let's hope the delivery goes unnoticed, just like that attack on that bridge last year.

  • Phillip Leech
    Phillip Leech 3 months ago +4


  • Jaren Nadong
    Jaren Nadong 3 months ago

    “Ukraine is receiving 100s of tanks…”
    Me: yay
    “Of the Leo-1 variety”
    Me: wtf. The one with 105mm cannon while everyone else has 120mm?

    • Mads Elmvig
      Mads Elmvig 3 months ago

      It is on top of the Leo2, Challengers and Abrams. And since Ruzzia is fielding T64's and a few T72's. I think they will manage.

  • Ukraine my love
    Ukraine my love 3 months ago


  • A
    A 3 months ago +1

    Great cooperation between Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands. Send a lot of material now because Putin knows he is running against time. Putin loses 250 million dollars in earnings per day, due to price caps and less demand for oil and gas.🇩🇪🇩🇰🇱🇺👏

    • Bruce Miller
      Bruce Miller 3 months ago +1

      The more we help Ukraine, the closer the day of victory in the war

  • BlackWater 49
    BlackWater 49 3 months ago

    1:08 That's no Leopard 1 though but a French AMX...

  • franzhairil vonhipper
    franzhairil vonhipper 3 months ago +4

    Leopard 1? Well, better that than nothing at all. Is it?

    • anders björkman
      anders björkman 3 months ago +3

      It has stabilizers (so that it can fire on the move), and IR-thermals. It's better than the t-62s that the Russians have been seen fielding lately, about the same as some older versions of t-72, and worse than some of the top-tier t-70s (but Russias has lost so many of these in the war that they are getting rarer).

    • yorubaland
      yorubaland 3 months ago +3

      Shhh... Looks like "Slava Ukrainers" are not yet aware that these Leopard 1's can't defend against a can opener! Please don't be cruel and spoil their joy. Thank you. 🤫

    • FallenPaladin
      FallenPaladin 3 months ago +2

      @anders björkman do you mean T-80, rather than "T-70"?

    • Michael Weston
      Michael Weston 3 months ago +1

      Clearly these are going to be used in conjunction with the more modern tanks. They have specific uses for these that they will excel in.

    • Witcher Joker
      Witcher Joker 3 months ago

      The Leopard 1 is still a vary capable tank and the Russians use older models in large numbers as well. Let's not forget that tanks rarely engage other tanks. 80-90% of the time they shoot at infantry, bunkers, trunks and maybe the occasional IFV. The leopard is more than capable of that and is incredibly mobile and fast. It is also a much lighter tank and can be deployed in areas that don't have the infrastructure to support the weight of any of the more modern western tanks, which are all a lot heavier than the soviet tanks the Ukrainians have been using until now, so their infrastructure is not built around supporting such heavy stuff.
      On top of that they said the Leopard 1 will be modernized. There is the possibility of upgrading its gun to the 120 the Leopard 2 is using. There is an upgrade program for that. not sure if they'll do that, but even if not, that tank is superior to several of the older models the Russians are fielding. it was designed to kill those after all. Not everything they're getting needs to be able to take out a T90 in a duel. If anything the higher mobility, speed and lower profile will probably make it harder to be killed by the threats that kill way more tanks in Ukraine than tanks do: Drones and artillery. The Leopard 1 is incredibly fast and mobile and much harder to hit.

  • Yoshikage Kira
    Yoshikage Kira 3 months ago +10

    Glory to Ukraine from Ireland 🇮🇪🤝🏻🇺🇦

    • Sansara
      Sansara 3 months ago +3

      Glory toNAZZI?
      Bravo gayrope 🤡☝

    • Enlighted Spirit
      Enlighted Spirit 3 months ago +4

      @Sansara lol 😆

    • Jumping saucepan
      Jumping saucepan 3 months ago +1

      Ireland 🇮🇪
      Small island

    • Michael Weston
      Michael Weston 3 months ago +2

      @Sansara What does the ADL say about your claim? You are a liar.

  • bladesmassive
    bladesmassive 3 months ago +1

    Figure 4
    Once again, areas with higher third-dose coverage, far from seeing an improvement in outcomes over the pre-vaccination baseline, see excess deaths increase to the point that the more-boosted areas are slightly worse off than the less-boosted areas, the downward slope now reversed into a slight upward slope.
    Worse, the upward slope only gets steeper as we move into 2022 and the Omicron period (Figure 5).

  • Kveld Gorkon
    Kveld Gorkon 3 months ago

    Great News !!! Thank you Germany ... Saving Ukrainian Lives

  • Kin Kan
    Kin Kan 3 months ago +3

    showing support to Ukraine sends a message to all dictators, the free world will not stand by while they bring death and destruction

    • Cabbages With Cars
      Cabbages With Cars 3 months ago

      you want to see who the dicator is heres some names , colonel douglas macgregor , colonel richard black senator , scott ritter , john mark dougan , eva bartlett , the new atlas , graham phillips , richard medhurst , jeffrey sachs , gonzalo lira , the duran , the jimmy dore show .

  • Ren Ripari
    Ren Ripari 3 months ago +1

    GOD IS LOVE ❤️

    • Ukraine today
      Ukraine today 3 months ago

      Good evening We are from Ukraine 🇺🇦

  • Shit guy
    Shit guy 3 months ago

    It might not be to late,Russia is adapting.

  • Kenneth Trueman
    Kenneth Trueman 3 months ago +7

    That Germany Defense minister looks cool on the Tank.

    • Sansara
      Sansara 3 months ago +1

      Well done 1945/2023 👏✔ with SARMAT

  • shorea27
    shorea27 3 months ago +3

    What i hate about this is that they could've saved more Ukrainian lives if they had sent them last year. I guess it's better late than later.

  • Paul Geno  Meditation for Motivation

    As the Russians double down in Ukraine, the West powers Ukraine forward with powerful modern tanks and armoured vehicles to take the fight to the Russians and send them fleeing back to Russia. SLAVA UKRAINI...HEROYAM SLAVA !!!!

    • Paul Geno  Meditation for Motivation
      Paul Geno Meditation for Motivation  3 months ago +1

      @Andre Kiri no Putin's Russia is the fascist regime today. Wake up and stop sleeping. Zelensky is the Churchill of our time, valiantly hold the ground against Ruskie nazi oppression, fighting and winning the battle to the accolades of the world. SLAVA UKRAINI...HEROYAM SLAVA !!!!

  • Lord Custard-Smythe-Smith

    Now they need those MIG jets in Poland to defend them.

  • FrontSideBus
    FrontSideBus 3 months ago +12

    Leopard 1 tanks? That's a bit like us pulling Chieftains out of museums and giving them those!

    • Pogo
      Pogo 3 months ago +4

      Could be worse, they could have sent Shermans.

    • Enlighted Spirit
      Enlighted Spirit 3 months ago +1

      Gayrope is funny 😄 yeah

    • gtxkghdrwqjkltbvwbfmg
      gtxkghdrwqjkltbvwbfmg 3 months ago +9

      This is better than no support at all

    • Henk Groothuismink
      Henk Groothuismink 3 months ago +5

      Leo 1 is better than nothing

    • Marcus Franconium
      Marcus Franconium 3 months ago +7

      Not realy as they are still in service with other nations to this day . last ones retired where 2005 . plust masive upgrade kists have been produced and shown 7 months ago , having medium tanks protecting less vulnerable regions , and suport infantry as mobile fire suport . even protecting the engineers building bridges , crossing rivers artilery . . freeing up other tanks . those modernisation kits ar already in production takes 24 hrs to instal . lift out turret install the new turret and plug in the cables .
      Discover Leopard 1 tank modernization fitted with Belgian John Cockerill 3105 105mm weapon station
      A combined armed force of Heavy medium and IFV with troops makes a hell of a difference . the germans in ww2 used the heavy tanks as battering ram and the medium tanks in the suport and clean up roles behind the lines . .
      Tactics strategy and using them proparly when and where needed is key .

  • AlphaZero85
    AlphaZero85 3 months ago

    from minute 01:03 to 01:10 is a Austrian made Kürassier and not a Leopard 1

  • Sami Kotiranta
    Sami Kotiranta 3 months ago +11

    Good News 👍

    JOHN TANQUI-ON 3 months ago +1

    It's about damn time

  • George Sackinger
    George Sackinger 3 months ago

    Leopard 1 tanks cannot take direct shots from T72 tanks. These were decommissioned for a good reason. Why do we send the old, outdated equipment? I also don't appreciate the commentator saying these are world class tanks. Maybe we should send Shermans. they would distract the T72 s. We could use them to use up the Russan amo. Real problem you are condemning the crews.

  • Peter and Dorothy Bowles

    They need them NOW not in a yr

  • Nicola Jacobs
    Nicola Jacobs 3 months ago +3


  • Kenyatta Anderson
    Kenyatta Anderson 3 months ago

    Well, something is better than nothing, although they seemed to have promised Leo 2

  • Steve Allocco
    Steve Allocco 3 months ago +1

    Thank God, there isn't a war on or anything that would mean expedient delivery.

    • harmless
      harmless 3 months ago +2

      Those tanks have been sitting in storage for 20 years. They need to be refurbished.

    • Jumping saucepan
      Jumping saucepan 3 months ago

      Thank God SARMAT will get the NAZZISUPPORTERS

  • The Paramount Paramount
    The Paramount Paramount 3 months ago +1

    Today is the 7th of the 2nd. Don't forget that by the 24th of February, it's the 365th/ first year of Russian Invasion. An invasion many thought would only take weeks. But guess what

  • anfio
    anfio 3 months ago

    Any tank will become scrap iron in front of invisible trenches and individual anti-tank weapons

  • Cid
    Cid 3 months ago

    How long do they think this war is going to last?

  • Dolf Kampman
    Dolf Kampman 3 months ago +4

    Send all weapons Ukraine can use
    Longer distance missiles

  • shaf60
    shaf60 3 months ago +6

    Slava Ukraine 🇺🇦 🙏

  • soe win
    soe win 3 months ago +4

    Ukraine is Strategic Land of Great Warriors and Freedom Fighters successfully fighting against the Evils, Aggressors, Fascists, Terrorists, Global enemies. Very Cost-effective strategy to protect Europe, Civilised World and the whole Humankind is continued supply of smart, power weapons to Ukraine; Land of Great Warriors 😅.

    • Eric d'Peerik
      Eric d'Peerik 3 months ago

      I assure you that none of us wished war on Ukraine.. Except Russia.

    • Sansara
      Sansara 3 months ago +2

      Well done 1945
      Well done 2023 👏✔gayrope with SARMAT

    • Enlighted Spirit
      Enlighted Spirit 3 months ago +1

      @Sansara gayrope need to refresh their memory 🤣

  • John Charlesworth
    John Charlesworth 3 months ago

    Didn’t go well last time Germany sent tanks to the east, did it, I understand Russia has 20,000 battle tanks.