Germany announces shipment of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine

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Germany has confirmed it will send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine after weeks of diplomatic pressure to do so.

The decision to deploy the tanks marks a watershed moment in the West’s support for KIEV, after days of intense pressure on Berlin from some of its NATO partners.

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German government spokesman Steffen Hebestreit said: “On Wednesday, Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced to the cabinet that Germany will further strengthen its military support for Ukraine.”

“The federal government has decided to make Leopard 2 main battle tanks available to the Ukrainian armed forces. This is the result of intensive consultations carried out with Germany’s closest European and international partners,” he added.

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“This decision follows our well-known line of supporting Ukraine for Ukraine to the best of our ability,” concluded the spokesperson.

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Source: CNN Brasil

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