Ukraine’s defense minister Oleksii Reznikov released footage of what he said were British Challenger 2 main battle tanks on Tuesday that had “recently arrived” in Ukraine.
Reznikov posted a video on his Twitter account of himself climbing into one of the vehicles and thanking British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and the United Kingdom for the tanks.
“It is a very good example. Thank you very much from Ukraine to the United Kingdom”, he said in the video.
It was a pleasure to take the first Ukrainian Challenger 2 MBT for a spin.— Oleksii Reznikov (@oleksiireznikov) March 28, 2023
Such tanks, supplied by the United Kingdom, have recently arrived in our country.
These fantastic machines will soon begin their combat missions.
Thank you, @RishiSunak, @BWallaceMP, and the 🇬🇧 people. pic.twitter.com/zoCRmKdBnN
Ukraine’s ground forces commander pledged last week a counteroffensive would begin soon.
Every champion was once a challenger.— Defense of Ukraine (@DefenceU) March 27, 2023
We are Challenger 2.
🎥 @DefenceHQ pic.twitter.com/q90M6Tx94a