Ukraine ordered 100 Rosomak armored tanks from Poland to be financed by the EU and the US

A Polish soldier rides in a Rosomak armored personnel carrier (APC). REUTERS/Kacper Pempel (KACPER PEMPEL/)

Ukraine commissioned one hundred Rosomak armored vehiclesmanufactured in Poland under Finnish license, which will be financed by the European Union and United Statesthe Polish prime minister announced on Saturday.

“I bring yesterday’s request from the Ukrainian Prime Minister, Denis Chmigalof 100 Rosomaks that will be manufactured here,” he said. Mateusz Morawiecki in the production plant of these vehicles in siemianowice slaskiein southern Poland.

The order will be financed with European funds granted to Poland and with US funds obtained by Ukraine, indicated the head of the Polish government, without specifying the amount of the contract.

Rosomak is an eight-wheeled multifunctional armored vehicle licensed by the Finnish Motherland.

This week, the Ukrainian Defense Minister, Oleksii Reznikovannounced the arrival in the country of the first tanks “challenger 2″ British-made than the London Government had promised to deliver to kyiv.

“These tanks, supplied by the United Kingdomhave recently arrived in our country,” Reznikov wrote on his Twitter account, adding that “these fantastic machines will soon begin their combat missions”.

The news of the arrival of the tanks comes a day after the Ukrainian soldiers who were training in the United Kingdom in the management of these armored vehicles returned to Ukraine after completing their training.

The UK plans to send 14 “Challenger” tanks to Ukraine. In his Twitter message, Reznikov did not specify the number of armored vehicles that have already arrived in Ukraine.

Along with his message, Reznikov has posted a video showing at least 6 tanks waving Ukrainian flags. The Ukrainian Defense Minister appears on one of them and thanks the British people and Government for this new delivery of military aid to Ukraine.

According to German media, the kyiv government received 18 tanks yesterday “Leopard 2” from Germany and 40 light infantry “Marder” vehicles also sent by berlin.

Ukraine has already received also “Leopard 2″ tanks donated by Polandwhich was the first country to effectively hand over Western-made armored vehicles.

The Leopard 2 tank in Adazi, Latvia, March 29, 2023. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
The Leopard 2 tank in Adazi, Latvia, on March 29, 2023. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins (INTS KALNINS/)

The intelligence services of the United Kingdom have indicated this Tuesday that the Russian forces have suffered “great losses” of armored vehicles in the framework of their operation to try to surround the Ukrainian city of Avdiivkalocated in the region of Donetsk (this).

“Over the past few days, Russia has continued to prioritize an operation that attempts to encircle the Donetsk town of Avdiivka. However, the Russian forces have made only minimal progress at the cost of heavy losses in armored vehicles,” they said, according to a series of messages published by the British Ministry of Defense through its account on the Twitter social network.

Thus, they have explained that “the Russian 10th Tank Regiment it has probably lost a large proportion of its tanks trying to surround Avdiivka from the south”, before detailing that this regiment “is part of the Third Army Corps, the first large formation created by Russia to support the invasion of Ukraine since August 2022″.

“Numerous open source accounts suggest that the Third Army Corps it has been especially plagued by problems of bad discipline and low morale. Despite the probable period of training in belarusthe formation seems to still show limited effectiveness in combat ”, they have pointed out.

On the other hand, the British Intelligence services have stated that “the losses of the 10th Tank Regiment have probably been due to a large extent to frontal assaults with tactical errors similar to those carried out in other failed armored attacks carried out recently by Russia. , such as those executed in the surroundings of vuhledar”.

(With information from AFP)

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