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Poland launches armored vehicle coalition for Ukraine: Purpose named

Poland launches armored vehicle coalition for Ukraine: Purpose named Illustrative photo (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

On March 26th, in Warsaw, the opening of a coalition of armored vehicles in support of Ukraine took place, reports the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

As noted by the department, during the meeting, representatives of the participating countries formulated a position on strengthening the Armed Forces of Ukraine with certain armored vehicle models and organizing their repair.

In addition to Poland and Germany, the initiative also involves the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Italy.

"The purpose of the armored vehicle coalition is to strengthen the armored shield of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, jointly enhance our military capabilities in countering the Russian aggressor, ensure the effective functioning, technical maintenance, and repair of equipment and weaponry provided to us by allies," said Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Ivan Havryliuk, who led the Ukrainian delegation.

Within the framework of the coalition, four syndicates have already been created. Each has been assigned specific tasks:

  • Supply of weapons and ammunition for Western armored vehicles;
  • Technical maintenance and repair;
  • Training of crews and technical personnel;
  • Development of effective tactics for the use of armored vehicles on the battlefield.

"This is a very important initiative of our allies considering the existing issues in the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the repair of foreign-made armored vehicles. I hope that with the help of allies, we will be able to quickly, as much as possible, establish an effective repair base for Western armored vehicles in Ukraine," Havryliuk added.

He clarified that within the coalition, a roadmap will be developed in line with the strategy for the development of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. It is expected that in the long term, coalition members will assist Ukraine in creating a fleet of vehicles and establishing industrial partnerships with our country.


On March 18, Polish Defense Minister Wladyslaw Kosiniak Kamysz announced that his country, together with Germany, was forming an armored vehicle coalition for Ukraine.

The official emphasized that this is one of the most important coalitions.

It is worth noting that there are several other coalitions aimed at assisting Ukraine. These include the aviation coalition, drone coalition, tank coalition, and others.