Spain is willing to provide Ukraine with its Leopard tanks, but in coordination with the allies, Spanish Defense Minister Margarita Robles said according to Spain’s state news agency EFE.
Robles however added it was not immediately possible to determine how many of Spain’s Leopard 2 tanks might be sent to Ukraine, the news agency reported Wednesday.
The minister also said that Spain would provide training to operate the modern battle tanks.
Robles on Wednesday held a meeting with Spain’s top military officers from the nation’s joint command, the defense ministry said.
Some context: Thirteen European countries, including Poland and Finland, are in possession of modern German Leopard 2 tanks, which were introduced in 1979 and have been upgraded several times since, according to the European Council on Foreign Relations think tank.
Many of them have agreed to re-export some tanks to Kyiv, but require Germany’s permission. Berlin has said it will allow other countries to export the battle tank.
CNN's Rob Picheta contributed to this post.