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“We have now been adamant with our companions to say, ‘We’re completely positive that that is what we want’.”
Germany has come underneath rising stress from fellow NATO members and different Western supporters of Kyiv to provide the tanks.
Berlin holds a licence association on the automobiles that precludes different international locations sending their very own iterations of the tanks to a battle zone with out categorical permission from Germany.
Earlier in the present day, a high-ranking Ukrainian official mentioned in an interview with ABC Information that twelve international locations current on the Contact Group on Protection of Ukraine on the Ramstein Air Base on January 20 had agreed to ship their Leopard 2 tanks to the battle zone if Germany agreed to the transfer.
The assembly of Kyiv’s army backers final Friday had been earmarked because the second Germany would pledge to ship, or no less than permit others to ship, the tanks.
After no resolution was made, Poland threatened to go forward and ship its tanks to Ukraine with out permission.
It’s believed Britain had promised to ship an organization of its Challenger 2 tanks per week previous to the Ramstein assembly partly to place stress on Berlin to launch the Leopard 2s.
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