On January 27, the Minister of Defense of Belgium Ludivine Dedonder will propose to the government to allocate a new package of military aid to Ukraine.
The new package will include air defense systems and anti-tank weapons.
“This Friday, at the government meeting, I am going to offer new aid specifically to meet the urgent needs of Ukrainians for air defense and anti-tank weapons, as well as ammunition,” the head of the Belgian Defense Ministry said.
At the same time, she noted that tanks will not be part of the package, as Belgium does not have the German Leopard 2. According to her, ten years ago, the country decided to sell them due to the end of their service life.
At the same time, Dedonder noted that such tanks could be purchased for Ukraine, but now Belgian companies set an “unreasonable” price of 500,000 euros for them.
“Currently there are Belgian companies that make an unreasonable markup. The resale price is 500,000 euros for cars that are stored in hangars and that have not undergone restoration work,” Dedonder said.