Sky News, citing unidentified sources, reported on Monday that Britain is considering providing Ukraine with tanks for the first time to assist the country in its fight against Russian forces.

Sky stated, citing a Western source with knowledge of the discussions, that discussions regarding the delivery of the British Army’s Challenger 2 main battle tank to Ukraine have been ongoing “for a few weeks.”

The British government has not yet made a decision on the matter, according to the report, so providing tanks would be a significant increase in Western support for Ukraine.

Sky reported that Britain could offer approximately ten Challenger 2 tanks, citing an unidentified source.

Live blog: Zelenskyy praises troops fighting off Russian attacks in Donbass

Since 1994, the British army has used the Challenger 2, a battle tank designed to attack other tanks. According to the British army, it has been used in Kosovo, Iraq, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

A request for clarification was not immediately met with a response from the Ministry of Defence of Britain.

Last week, Britain’s foreign minister James Cleverly stated that the country would continue to collaborate with Western allies to ensure that Ukraine receives the necessary military support.

Following a meeting with his German counterpart, Cleverly stated, “Tanks might well be part of that, and where they come from… which allies provide them, is something that, of course, we are working in coordination with each other.”

Source: Reuters




Scroll to Top