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Ukrainian war. Why does Kiev demand Leopard 2 tanks?

Germany saidYes“. Leopard 2 tanks will be able to be sent to Ukraine after several weeks of pressure on Berlin by Kiev and its allies, a government spokesman announced on Wednesday, January 25. On Tuesday, Poland sought formal permission to re-export 14 of its Leopard 2s, but Olaf Scholz resisted. He was afraid of the characterGerman tanks in Kharkiv”, was weakening its defense industry and did not want to be alone in the supply of heavy tanks. Agreed Spiegel: the Americans will deal by allowing the delivery of their Abrams tanks.

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It is a real turning point. Germany is not only authorizing countries buying the Leopard 2 to ship copies, but will also send 14 Leopard 2 A6s itself.

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The use of these tanks, which have been in demand for a long time, is becoming urgent for Kiev. “Since August, the Ukrainian army warns that it is struggling to equip more than four armored brigades (a brigade consists of 120 tanks, editor’s note).“…

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