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German Leopard 2 tanks: the government announces the delivery of tanks to Ukraine


The German government will send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, it announced on Wednesday, after weeks of diplomatic pressure to make the move.

The decision to send the tanks is a historic moment in the West’s support for Kyiv that follows days of intense pressure on Berlin from some of its NATO partners.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz has informed his cabinet of his decision that Germany will further increase its military support for Ukraine, German government spokesman Steffen Hebestreit said. “The federal government has decided to make Leopard 2 battle tanks available to the Ukrainian Armed Forces,” he said.

“It is the result of intensive consultations that have taken place with Germany’s closest European and international partners. This decision follows our well-known line of support from Ukraine to Ukraine to the best of our abilities. »

The goal is to assemble two tank battalions with Leopard 2 tanks for Ukraine. As a first step, Germany will provide a company of 14 Leopard 2 A6 tanks from Bundeswehr stocks, the government announced, with training for Ukrainian crews set to begin soon in Germany. In addition to training, the package will also include logistics, ammunition and systems maintenance.

Germany will also allow other countries to export the battle tank, it announced on Wednesday. Poland formally requested Germany’s approval on Tuesday to transfer some of its German-made Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.

Several European countries also have Leopards, and Poland had led an effort to re-export them to Ukraine even though Germany was not on board.

Berlin’s announcement comes shortly after US officials revealed on Tuesday that the Biden administration was finalizing plans to send US-made tanks to Ukraine. Germany had told the United States last week that it would not send its Leopard tanks unless the United States also agreed to send its own M1 Abrams tanks.

Sending Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine will provide Kyiv forces with a modern and powerful military vehicle ahead of a potential Russian offensive in the spring. It will also deal a blow to the Kremlin, which has seen a growing campaign to equip Ukrainian troops with high-tech combat systems as Russia’s ground war approaches a year.

Germany had initially resisted a growing pace of Western pressure to ship some of the tanks to Ukraine, with new German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius repeatedly calling for more time and insisting the move would come with advantages and disadvantages for Berlin.

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