Poland says hub to fix tanks damaged in Ukraine opens

Poland said on Saturday that a maintenance center for tanks damaged in Ukraine during the conflict with Russia has resumed operations in its southern city of Gliwice.

Poland, one of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s biggest allies since Russia’s invasion last year, had been in talks with Germany to create a joint workshop for Leopard tanks, but no common position has been announced.

Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszak wrote on Twitter, “The maintenance center in Gliwice has started functioning! The first two Leopards have already arrived at the Bumar plant from Ukraine.”

It was not immediately clear whether that center was a proposed joint initiative with Germany.