Ukrainians complete Challenger 2 tank training in the UK
Ukrainian crews have returned home after completing training in the UK on British Challenger 2 tanks, the UK Ministry of Defense announced. Ukrainian troops traveled to Britain shortly after Rishi Sunak announced in January that the UK would send 14 Challenger 2 tanks to Ukraine.
The Ukrainian crews and the tanks are expected to be in a position in time for a spring counteroffensive that is believed to be in the works, The Guardian reports. The UK Defense Secretary, Ben Wallace, said the Ukrainian soldiers “return to their homeland better equipped, but to no less danger.” “It is truly inspiring to witness the determination of Ukrainian soldiers having completed their training on British Challenger 2 tanks on British soil. We will continue to stand by them and do all we can to support Ukraine for as long as it takes,” Wallace said.