Ukraine has already received 68 European tanks out of the 282 promised

As of April 2, 2023, and according to our count, Ukraine has already received 68 battle tanks from European countries out of the 282 promised. Hence, around 20% of the pledged Western tanks have been delivered to Kyiv thus far.
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Ukraine has already received tanks from Canada, France, Germany, Poland, and the United Kingdom.  (Picture source Army Recognition and Wikimedia)

On March 30, 2023, the Army Recognition editorial team reported that Germany has already delivered 18 Leopard 2A6 Main Battle Tanks, 40 Marder tracked armored IFVs (Infantry Fighting Vehicles), 2 Bergepanzer 3 tracked armored recovery vehicles, two Wisent 1 mine-clearing tanks, and 3 Dachs tracked armored engineer vehicles.

According to information released by the Ukrainian Minister of Defense, Oleksii Reznikov, on March 30, 2023, the first Challenger 2 tanks arrived in Ukraine, and they will soon be deployed in the theatre of operations to counter the Russian offensive. The donation of 14 Challenger 2 tanks was announced by the British Prime Minister on January 14, 2023.

Today, Ukraine will have already received from European countries 14 AMX-10RC from France, 14 Challenger 2 from the United Kingdom, 8 Leopard 2A4 from Canada, 14 Leopard 2A4 from Poland and 18 Leopard 2A6 from Germany.

In a significant development, Ukraine is set to receive a total of 282 state-of-the-art tanks from European countries, the United States, and Canada. These advanced armored vehicles will provide the country with a significant upgrade in capabilities compared to Soviet-era T-72 and T-80 tanks.

The shipment will include 14 Challenger 2s, 31 M1A1 Abrams, 30 AMX-10RC, 100 Leopard 1A5, 21 Leopard 2A6, and 86 Leopard 2A4 tanks. Notably, Poland and Canada have already delivered 14 and 8 Leopard 2A4 tanks, respectively.

Modern Western tanks offer several advantages over their Soviet-era counterparts. They feature enhanced armor protection, utilizing advanced composite materials and reactive armor technology. These upgrades provide improved survivability against modern anti-tank weaponry.

Additionally, the latest European and American tanks are equipped with superior fire control systems and targeting capabilities, allowing for greater accuracy and faster target acquisition. They also boast advanced communication systems, enabling more effective coordination between units on the battlefield.

These modern tanks will significantly bolster Ukraine's defense capabilities, providing a much-needed upgrade in firepower and protection against potential adversaries still employing Soviet-era armored vehicles.