At the same time, Madrid will offer crucial training to the Ukrainian army in handling these armors. The training will take place in Latvia, where the Spanish army has deployed 500 members as part of the enhanced NATO presence.
Spain to offer Ukraine anti-aircraft missiles and Leopard armorincreasing its military aid to the country, according to government sources quoted by the newspaper El Pais.
Alongside Madrid will offer training in the Ukrainian army for handling these armors. The training will take place in Latvia, where the Spanish army has deployed 500 members as part of its enhanced NATO presence.
A second phase of training could take place in Spain, the same sources said.
El Pais noted that the Spanish Ministry of Defense finalizes the delivery to Kyiv of Shorad Aspide anti-aircraft missiles, which the Spanish army has replaced with a more sophisticated system.
So far, Madrid has provided Kyiv with ammunition, personal protective equipment and small arms.
Sources told the Spanish newspaper that the proposal for increased aid to Ukraine was made by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to the Ukrainian president when they met on April 21, but clarified that the process was delayed due to its complexity.