Friday, March 24, 2023

Frank Speaks as Ukraine Requests Tanks from Germany

Frank Speaks as Ukraine Requests Tanks from Germany
Despite pressure from other nations to donate their tanks, Germany has not yet decided whether to send its own to Ukraine or allow others.

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The German counterpart that Ukraine’s defense minister claims he had a “frank discussion” with regarding the German Leopard 2 tanks that Kyiv is urgently requesting to take on Russian armor. Despite pressure on Berlin to act, Germany has yet to decide whether to send the tanks to Ukraine or allow other nations to donate theirs.

Oleksii Reznikov said after meeting with Western allies, “To be continued.” Many more NATO weapons will be delivered to Kyiv. A deal was reached regarding the supply of additional armored vehicles, air defense systems, and ammunition at the meeting held at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. However, the Leopard 2 is viewed as having the potential to change the game for Ukraine because it is simple to maintain and made to compete with the Russian T-90 tanks, which are being used in the invasion.

German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius stated that there was still disagreement regarding the supply of Leopards but refuted claims that Berlin was preventing it. Other nations that want to supply Leopards, like Poland and Finland, are allowed to do so once Berlin gives the go-ahead under German export laws.