The Ukrainian Defense Ministry has officially confirmed that the British Challenger 2 main battle tanks have already arrived in Ukraine.

The relevant statement was made by Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov on Twitter.

“It was a pleasure to take the first Ukrainian Challenger 2 MBT for a spin.  Such tanks, supplied by the United Kingdom, have recently arrived in our country,” Reznikov wrote, having posted a corresponding video.

A reminder that Ukrainian tank crews spent several weeks in the United Kingdom to complete training for the operation and service maintenance of the Challenger 2 main battle tanks. They have recently returned home.