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Germany To Send Leopard Tanks To Ukraine I Germany's Official Decision Likely Today | News18

Last Updated: January 25, 2023, 13:48 IST

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Germany To Send Leopard Tanks To Ukraine I Germany's Official Decision Likely Today | News18German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Tuesday (January 24) decided to send Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine and allow other countries such as Poland to do so while the United States may supply Abrams tanks, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.A government spokesperson, the foreign ministry and the defence ministry declined to comment.Kyiv has pleaded for months for Western tanks that it says it desperately needs to give its forces the firepower and mobility to break through Russian defensive lines and recapture occupied territory in the east and south.Earlier on Tuesday Poland said it had formally sent a request to the German government to allow it to send some of its Leopards to Ukraine, pushing Berlin closer to a long-awaited decision on allowing the re-export of the NATO workhorse heavy tank.The decision concerns at least one company of Leopard 2 A6 tanks that will be provided out of Bundeswehr stocks, said Spiegel magazine, which first reported the news. One company usually comprises 14 tanks.