According to the ex-commander of the ground forces of Poland, Waldemar Skrzypchak, Ukraine needs up to 20 battalions of modern tanks for the offensive. The military said that to defeat Russia, the Armed Forces of Ukraine need about fifty tanks.
The Polish general and former commander of the Polish ground forces, Waldemar Skrzypczak, said that Ukraine needs “several battalions” for an effective counteroffensive, and up to 500 modern tanks for victory in general. He criticized the West for the slow delivery of weapons to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This is known from the material “Ukrinform”.
“One battalion of tanks is not enough. For an effective counteroffensive, the Ukrainians need 16-20 battalions of modern tanks. It is necessary to have a strong armored fist of several battalions that can break through the defenses and then pursue the retreat of the Russians,” a professional tanker told the correspondent.
Skshipchak criticized the West for not delivering military aid to Ukraine quickly enough. In his opinion, political decisions are made by countries “very slowly.” The Polish general noted that the Ukrainian defenders are receiving tanks only now, although they had asked for them back in the fall. He is convinced that for the victory of Ukraine in 2023, the West must stop providing tanks by the “drop method”, that is, only one battalion for six months.
“There must be decisive action that will give the Ukrainian army a qualitative advantage over the Russian one. The countries of Europe should give Ukraine more of their tanks from their own arsenals, and then replenish them thanks to the new production of armored vehicles. In order to defeat the Russians, Ukraine needs 400-500 modern tanks ” , – said the ex-commander of the ground forces of Poland.
The military noted that it is not only about the Leopard, but also other types of modern tanks – Abrams and Challenger.
Recall that today the Minister of Defense of Norway, Arild Gramm, visited Kyiv. He announced the supply of NASAMS air defense systems to Ukraine in cooperation with the United States. Previously, the country provided weapons equipment and helped train Ukrainian defenders in its use.
Earlier, on March 8, the Gift for Putin initiative announced the completion of production of 15 Viktor mobile air defense systems, for which the Czechs raised about $4 million. Vehicles equipped with machine guns will go to Ukraine by the end of the month.
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