Germany refuses to commit to sending tanks to Ukraine despite pressure from allies
- Germany has again refused to commit to sending tanks to Ukraine, despite mounting international pressure.
- Ukraine has long pleaded to receive tank units from the allied West to counter the ongoing Russian invasion.
- A defense summit on Friday failed to agree German tank supplies to Ukraine.
A new Leopard 2 A7V heavy battle tank, the most advanced version of the German-made tank.
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Germany has again refused to commit to allowing German-made tanks to be sent to Ukraine despite intense pressure.
German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said Tuesday there has been no change in Berlin's position on whether to allow German-made Leopard 2 tanks to be sent to Ukraine, or on permitting other countries with German-made tanks to send their units to Kyiv. He added that the government still needed to assess the situation.
"I can tell you there is no new information here, the situation has not changed, and we are preparing our decision, which will come very soon," he said at a joint press conference with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.
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