“Finland’s contribution cannot be too great in light of our defense capabilities. We are not yet a member of NATO, and we cannot compromise on our own defense, Savola said.
He estimates that Finland could offer training and maintenance services to Ukraine in addition to tanks. Although decisions on the details of the support package are to be made without delay, the national decision-making processes and the transportation of the tanks will inevitably take some time, he reminded.
He also reminded that the exact details of the package will hardly be revealed until after the decisions have been made.
Germany and the United States on Wednesday pledged to supply advanced tanks to Ukraine to counter a Russian offensive. Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz yesterday ended weeks of speculation approving Sending 14 Leopard 2s to Ukraine, which makes it possible to supply German tanks to other countries as well, including Finland.
President of the United States Joe BidenMeanwhile, admitted Sending 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine.
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Source: The Nordic Page