Several countries to announce sending Leopard tanks to Ukraine - Lithuania

German army battle tank Leopard 2 returns after exercise in Pabrade
German army battle tank Leopard 2 returns after NATO enchanced Forward Presence Battle Group Lithuania exercise in Pabrade military training field, Lithuania, May 17, 2017. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

TAPA MILITARY BASE, Estonia, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Several countries will announce sending Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine on Friday at a meeting at the German Ramstein Air Base, the Lithuanian defence minister said on Thursday.

"Some of the countries will definitely send Leopard tanks to Ukraine, that is for sure", Arvydas Anusauskas told Reuters, about the Ramstein pledges, speaking after a preparatory meeting of 11 nations in Estonia.

The total number of armoured vehicles pledged at Ramstein will go into hundreds, Anusauskas said.

Reporting by Andrius Sytas; Editing by Alison Williams

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