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25 Jan, 2023 17:21

Germany approves Leopard tank deliveries to Ukraine: Numbers, suppliers and timeframe explained

The “extremely dangerous decision” by Berlin takes the ongoing conflict to a “new level of confrontation,” Moscow says
Germany approves Leopard tank deliveries to Ukraine: Numbers, suppliers and timeframe explained

The German government has changed its stance on Leopard 2 main battle tank deliveries to Ukraine. Giving in to mounting pressure from its allies, Berlin pledged to send in a company-strong number of tanks itself while allowing other European nations to deliver German-made armor from their stocks as well.

“This decision follows our well-known line of supporting Ukraine to the best of our ability. We are acting in a closely coordinated manner internationally,” German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced on Wednesday.

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