Germany Agrees To Send Leopard 2 Tanks To Ukraine: Could This Be A Turning Point For The War?
Der Spiegelreported Tuesday that Germany will send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine to aid the country in its battle against Russia. The tanks would help modernize Ukraines defense against Russian troops.
Why Are These Tanks Special? The Leopard 2 tanks were originally designed and developed in Germany in the 1970s.
But recent iterations of the tank are both incredibly powerfuland protective. The Leopard 2features multiple types of guns, can reach speeds of morethan 40 miles per hour and protect soldiers from a variety of attacks such asanti-tankweapons and mines.
Why This Is A Turning Point?Germanys decision cameas Ukrainian PresidentVolodymyr Zelenskyy pleaded with itsAllies for more weapons and resources for the countrys fight against Russia. Earlier, Germany had indicated it would only send its Leopard 2 tanks if the U.S. also sent tanks.
Germany and the U.S. seemed hesitant to send extra tanks and resources after both countries already poured billions of dollars into Ukraines defense. But after Germanys decision, it looks like the U.S. was also preparing to send tanks to Ukraine, according to the New York Times.
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