Bloomberg: Ukraine to Receive Fewer Battle Tanks From Allies Than Promised 

(Bloomberg) — German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius indicated that western allies are struggling to put together two full battalions of Leopard 2 tanks to send to Ukraine as promised. 

Germany and Portugal are the only two nations to commit to sending the A6 version of the Leopard 2, with 14 pledged by the government in Berlin and three from the Portuguese, Pistorius told reporters Wednesday after meeting NATO counterparts in Brussels. “We will not reach the size of a battalion,” he said. 

Poland has assembled about 30 units of the older A4 version of the Leopard 2, which is almost enough for the standard Ukrainian battalion of 31, but many of them are in poor condition and need repairs before they can be deployed, Pistorius said. Those tanks will only get to Ukraine at the end of April, he added.  

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Update #1: Ukraine will receive fewer Leopard 2 tanks from allies than promised (Ukrayinska Pravda) 

Update #2: Ukraine to Receive Fewer German-Made Leopard Tanks Than Promised ( 

Update #3: Denmark and the Netherlands roll back decision on transfer of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, reports Welt (The New Voice of Ukraine)  

WNU Editor: This is just more evidence that NATO does not have the spare equipment and material in their inventory that they can give to Ukraine. 

NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg’s warnings of equipment and ammo shortfalls earlier this week are becoming evident with each passing day …. Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg Says Nato Is In Ammunition Race Against Russia (February 13, 2023).