Delivery of Leopard tanks to Ukraine: Berlin still refuses, but opens the door

Ukraine: Germany looses ballast on the tanks, the Russian army tries a breakthrough... Update on the situation

Ukraine Germany looses ballast on the tanks the Russian army

These heavy tanks, of German manufacture, are claimed by kyiv to fight the Russian army. Poland and Finland have offered to deliver some, but need official approval from Berlin for re-export. But pressed by his partners and even within his government, the German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, has so far refused to comment on the question of these indirect deliveries, just like on that of directly supplying Leopards from German stocks. .

Warsaw increased the pressure by announcing that it had transmitted an official request to Berlin, which Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak recalled on Twitter, calling on Berlin to join “to the coalition of countries supporting Ukraine with Leopard 2 tanks”. Poland nevertheless assured that it was ready to do without the approval of its neighbor, while the German Foreign Minister indicated that Germany would not oppose such deliveries.

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