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Germany FINALLY sends crucial Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine and allows others to do so after international pressure

GERMANY finally gave in to Volodymyr Zelensky’s plea and decided to send its Leopard 2 tank to Ukraine, it is reported.

Prime Minister Olaf Scholz refrained from pitting powerful means against Putinafraid it will activate Third World War.

German-made Leopard 2 tanks will be sent to Ukraine


German-made Leopard 2 tanks will be sent to UkraineCredit: EPA
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, standing in front of a Leopard 2 tank, is said to have given in to international pressure


German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, standing in front of a Leopard 2 tank, is said to have given in to international pressureCredit: Reuters

But it is understood that Scholz has now yielded to immense international pressure and will send important tanks to Ukraineand allow other countries like Poland To do so, report German Der Spiegel magazine.

German Leopards, equipped by militaries across Europe, are considered by many to be the best option, readily available in large numbers and easy to deploy and maintain.

The decision involves at least one company Leopard 2 A6 tanks that will be supplied from the Bundeswehr reserves, the newspaper said.

Other allies, such as in Scandinavia, are said to intend to cooperate with Germany in supplying their Leopard tanks to Kiev.

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According to the magazine, in the long run, many tanks can be restored to fit for use.

Authorities in the Netherlands are also said to be looking into shipping 18 Leopard 2 tanks they had rented from Germany to Ukraine.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte said FAZ: “We rent them, which means we can buy them, which means we can give them away.”

Around 2,000 Leopard 2 tanks can be found in the ranks of NATO troops and the footage shows exactly why they are so highly regarded.

Incredible footage shows a soldier balancing his pins on Leopard 2’s barrel before it sped away without spilling a single drop of water to demonstrate how stable it is.

This tank was developed for the West German army in the 1970s and entered service later that decade.

It runs on a diesel engine and is equipped with a powerful 120mm cannon and advanced night vision.

Germany’s turnback comes after it refused to lift a ban on sending tanks when allies last week pledged to supply Ukraine with hundreds of heavy weapons to aid the country. against Russia.

Berlin refused to allow other countries to re-export them to Ukraine – but has now refused.

Zelenskiy told a meeting of defense commanders in Ramstein, Germany, that tanks were crucial to victory.

“Time is still one,” he said Russian weapon. We need to speed up.”

Some allies echoed Zelensky’s saying that tanks were essential to Ukraine’s war with its much larger neighbour.

In a joint statement – a rare public criticism of Europe’s leading power – the foreign ministers of the three Baltic states called for “to ask Germany to supply Leopard tanks to Ukraine now”.

This is necessary to stop Russian aggression, help Ukraine and restore peace in Europe quickly, they said.

“Germany as Europe’s leading power has a special responsibility in this regard.”

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Meanwhile, the Biden administration is ready to approve sending M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, US officials said on Tuesday.

The decision could be announced as soon as Wednesday, although it could take months or years for the tanks to be delivered.

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