LITHUANIA, 18 OCT 2023: The armed forces of Lithuania have started repairing Leopard tanks that were damaged on the battle fields in Ukraine, the Ministry of Defence in Vilnius has announced. How many of the German-made tanks are being repaired is not disclosed. Earlier, Lithuania hosted the repair of a PzH2000 self-propelled howitzer that was damaged in combat. Ukrainian mechanics are also trained in Lithuania to take care of the military hardware themselves. The announcement is interesting as Lithuania does own PzH2000 howitzers, but no Leopard tanks yet. For the latter they quite likely got German help, or it means their armed forces already have the technicians to repair and maintain the tanks it seeks itself.