Germany will send a company of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, allows allies to send tanks

Olaf Scholz, the German Chancellor, has bowed to international pressure and will send a company of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, Der Spiegel reported.

The federal government will also grant the necessary licenses to allow other allies to send Ukraine the tanks, sources told the magazine.

The report came after it emerged that the US was “leaning toward” sending a significant number of Abrams M1 tanks to Ukraine, with an announcement on the deliveries is expected to come as soon as this week.

Ukraine says heavily armoured Western battle tanks would give its troops more mobility and protection ahead of a new Russian offensive that Kyiv expects in the near future. They could also help Ukraine retake some of the territory that has fallen to Russia.

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