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London admitted that Europe did not have serviceable tanks for Kyiv.

London admitted that Europe did not have serviceable tanks for Kyiv.

British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said that after the decision to supply Ukraine with Western tanks, many countries found that they did not have serviceable tanks that could be transferred to Kyiv.

“There is a political solution. But many countries are finding that their armies don’t have serviceable tanks that they can supply. Politicians have sent their military to storage and found that their tanks are not serviceable or not repaired for delivery to Ukraine,” Wallace said.


According to him, NATO countries “had to realize with pain” that over the past 30 years their armies had been depleted.


There are numbers on how many tanks each country has. But there is a reality that tells us that too few of them are serviceable,” the minister said, according to whom ammunition stocks were also insufficient.

However, according to Wallace, “tanks are not a miracle weapon for immediate victory in a war.” “Of course, tanks will make Ukrainians stronger, but this is not a magic potion that suddenly changes everything,” the minister said.