First Canadian Leopard 2 tank donated to Ukraine arrives in Poland

The first of the Leopard 2 main battle tanks donated by Canada to Ukraine has arrived in Poland.

Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand said in January that Canada will send four Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine, this came after the news Germany would allow other countries to re-export the German-built tank.

Posting an image of the first Leopard tank arriving in Poland, she said: "Alongside our allies, we'll soon be training the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the use of this equipment".

Ms Anand told reporters last month that the "donation, combined with the contributions of allies and partners, will significantly help the armed forces of Ukraine" in their defence against the Russian invasion.

Footage from the Canadian government, released last week, showed the battle tanks being loaded before making the journey to help Ukraine.

The Canadian defence minister added that: "Canada's support for Ukraine is unwavering".

Canada had also responded to Ukraine's request for Senator Armoured Personnel Carriers by making a donation of 200 in January. The aid package of military assistance was valued at more than $66.66m (C$90m/£53m).

Watch: All you need to know about the Leopard 2 tank.

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