German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who is under pressure to allow the shipment of German-made Leopard heavy tanks to Ukrainesaid today that future decisions on arms deliveries will be made in coordination with allies, including the United States.
When asked during a press conference in Paris about sending tanks to Ukraine, the chancellor said that all arms deliveries to Ukraine so far have been done in close coordination with Western partners. “We will do it in the future as well“, he emphasized.
“The way we have acted in the past has always been in close coordination with our friends and allies, and we will continue to act on a case-by-case basis“, said Soltz, referring mainly to the United States and France.
Scholz has not yet decided whether to pave the way for the delivery of German Leopard 2 tanks. At the press conference, the chancellor did not answer the question of whether the delivery of US M1 Abrams tanks would be a condition for this.
Both Chancellor Soltz and President Macron declined to say whether or not they would hand over German Leopard and French Leclerc heavy tankswith the German chancellor coming under a lot of pressure on the issue due to urgent demands from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Regarding the delivery of Leclerc tanks to Ukraine, Macron said that “nothing is ruled out”, stressing in turn that this should be assessed “collectively”. The issue will be discussed with allies such as Germany in the coming days and weeks, he said.
Source: News Beast
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