Most of the 20 1A5 Leopard tanks handed over to Ukraine were found to have various malfunctions, Danish TV2 reported, citing information from Danish Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen.
According to Poulsen's note, at least 12 of the 20 tanks had malfunctions: "According to the German authorities, ten tanks already in Ukraine have a number of minor defects. These defects are being repaired by the Ukrainian defense."
The Danish defense minister also emphasized that the nature of the malfunctions ranges from serious to less significant.
It is worth noting that on September 19, Ukraine refused to accept 10 Leopard 1 tanks provided by Germany due to their poor technical condition, and they remained in Poland.
According to TV2, Denmark announced a new tank delivery to Ukraine the same day, including 15 modernized T-72EA tanks and 30 Leopard 1 tanks. According to the Danish Minister of Defense, these tanks are ready for immediate deployment by the Ukrainian armed forces, as Ukrainian soldiers have already been trained to operate them.