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Prague to get German tanks in exchange for Ukraine aid

DefenceTalkThe Czech Republic will receive 15 Leopard 2 A4 tanks from Germany in exchange for military equipment it sent Ukraine, its defence ministry said on Wednesday. Prague will also start talks on the purchase of another 50 Leopard 2 A7+ tanks, ministry spokesman Jakub Fajnor said in a statement. “The German side appreciates the extent […]

Germany to send self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine

DefenceTalkGermany will send seven self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine, the defence ministry said Friday, ramping up deliveries of heavy weapons to help Kyiv battle Russia’s invasion. The Panzerhaubitze 2000s (armored howitzer 2000) are from the Bundeswehr’s maintenance stock and not from the pool currently in use by the army. They come on top of another five […]

Belarus launches ‘surprise’ military maneuvers

DefenceTalkBelarus, a Moscow ally that shares a border with Ukraine, launched “surprise” military maneuvers on Wednesday, to test the reactive capacity of its army, its defence ministry said. Belarus military units were testing their capacity to “go on the alert, move to predetermined zones and undertake combat training,” the ministry said in a statement. “The […]

Biden tours anti-tank missile factory, urges billions for Ukraine

DefenceTalkStanding in front of stacks of Javelin missiles at an Alabama factory, President Joe Biden told workers assembling the weapon, which has been wreaking havoc on Russian tanks in Ukraine, that they are part of a historic battle for democracy. “These weapons touched by the hands, your hands, are in the hands of Ukrainian heroes, […]