Germany announces delivery of Leopard 2 tank to Ukraine… Re-export also approved

The German government officially announced support for Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine on the 25th.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said in a statement, “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.”

Germany plans to send its first tank company, which includes a total of 14 Leopard 2 tanks from its own stockpile.

The German government aims to provide Ukraine with two tank battalions in the future, usually consisting of three or four companies.

Germany has also authorized allies operating Leopard 2 tanks to be sent to Ukraine.

In order to re-export the Leopard 2 tank, approval is required from Germany, the country of manufacture.

Poland and Finland had previously promised to provide Leopard 2 tanks if Germany agreed.

Meanwhile, the United States is ready to begin the process of sending dozens of M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, Reuters reported on the 25th, citing several US officials.

VOA news

* This article was sourced from Reuters.

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