Latvia delivers weapons to Ukraine, and Spain promises tanks

Latvia announced that it would supply weapons to Ukraine. This followed talks at the US air base in Ramstein, Germany, where a group of forty allies are coordinating military support for Ukraine. Spain also promised dozens of tanks.

According to the Latvian Ministry of Defense, all Stinger anti-aircraft missiles from the Baltic country, which is a member of the European Union and NATO, will be delivered to Kiev. In addition, more Ukrainian soldiers will be trained in Latvia.

“Latvia has responded to Ukraine’s request to supply it with air defense systems and has decided to provide Ukraine with all the Stinger systems that we have left. We will do our best to deliver them as soon as possible,” said Defense Minister Inara Mornes. However, she did not give details on the number of aircraft or the delivery schedule.

Spain also announced the delivery of six of the ten Leopard 2 tanks on Friday, which should be delivered “within days”, according to Spanish Minister Jose Manuel Albares. A second delivery of four tanks will follow later. These are 10 of the 109 Leopard 2A4 tanks that Spain has and are of an older model. Madrid also has 239 newer and more powerful 2A6s, but there is no talk of transferring them to Ukraine. (Belgium)

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