14 Challengers, 30 Abrams, 100 Leopard 2s. This is one hodgepodge army. At least the latter two use the same ammunition.
And from two days ago, France is still considering sending Leclercs. Might as well throw in some Arietes from Italy?
IDK, was one single combatant expected to run tanks and AFVs from multiple countries? What you’re more describing is the pan-national response to the Boxer Rebellion and the siege of Peking, where the Eight-Nation Alliance - Wikipedia fought shoulder to shoulder against the Chinese. But everyone used their own kit.So no different from the hedge podge in GWI, GWII and would have fought the Fantasian Army as it poured across the Inner German Border in 1985
Ever look at what the Finnish Air Force fought the Soviets with?IDK, was one single combatant expected to run tanks and AFVs from multiple countries? What you’re more describing is the pan-national response to the Boxer Rebellion and the siege of Peking, where the Eight-Nation Alliance - Wikipedia fought shoulder to shoulder against the Chinese. But everyone used their own kit.
The difference here is that one nation alone will field tanks and AFVs from a multitude of nations. It’s a rare thing.
The Russians know what’s coming. They‘ll hold their old T-62s for other roles and concentrate their Kornet and Khrizantema ATGM teams (both capable of killing modern MBTs) along with their best T-90 tanks to where the limited number of Leopards, Challengers and Abrams may be focused.To be honest I almost (note almost) feel sorry for the Russian tankers equipped with the T62
Other allies, such as Scandinavia, intend to go along with Germany in supplying their Leopard tanks to Kyiv, the magazine reported."Today the Chancellor made a decision that no one took lightly. The fact that Germany will support Ukraine with the Leopard tank is a strong sign of solidarity," Christian Duerr, parliamentary leader of the co-governing Free Democrats was quoted as saying by t-online news portal.
Ukraine, like pretty much every Slavic nation has a big issue with corruption. Controlling it is a prerequisite for EU membership, and leading Poland to make strives in this effort, Corruption in Poland - Wikipedia.
Corruption index is one of the biggest downfalls of Eastern Europe, after the collapse of old socialist systems and micro-wars between the states the corruption has spread thought Eastern Europe as a plague.www.slavorum.org
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Transparency International is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption.www.transparency.org
I'd like to hope that things have improved in the five years since the above report was published. Kudos to Zelensky for taking this on - his hands are already full.