On March 27, The Guardian reported that tank crews from Ukraine had left the UK. The defenders arrived for training in late January. For several weeks the Ukrainian military received the knowledge necessary to work with tanks Challenger 2. Recall that the British will transfer several units of the main battle tanks of its army to the front line. The British government is preparing 14 tanks for transfer to Kyiv.
During the training, Ukrainian tankers were instructed on the use of tanks, also learned to operate them and sed a gun of 120 mm calibre. Ukrainian crews will be able to show the results of training this spring. The Guardian reports that London will send the first tanks before the Ukrainian offensive.
British secretary of defence Ben Wallace said that the Ukrainian military could command, drive, and shoot targets from Challenger 2 tanks after training. He also noted that the Ukrainian army showed determination during the exercises.
London plans to continue supporting Kyiv. In 2022, the United Kingdom provided Ukraine with the most significant military aid – $2.8 billion.