the presidency of Ukraine Today he expressed his gratitude to Germany for the decision to make the “Leopard2” tanks available to that country and warned that this is “a first step”.
“The first step is already given. Ukraine needs many ‘Leopard’”, said Andrej Zermak, head of the office of the president Volodymyr Zelenskythrough your Telegram account.
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kyiv’s reaction follows the decision announced on Wednesday by the German government spokesman, Steffen Hebestreit, according to which Berlin makes available to Ukraine a company of 14 German armored vehicles and authorizes other allies to send theirs.
Ukraine It now expects a “coalition” between the allies to reach a considerable contingent of these armored vehicles, which, according to German media, could be around a hundred, adding those of several allies.
The German decision follows Poland’s formal request to Berlin to supply its army’s “Leopard” to Ukraine and it was also the Warsaw government that warned of its intention to promote such a coalition.
Spain is among the countries that have expressed their willingness to send their tanks to Ukraineaccording to the Defense Minister, Margarita Robles, who specified that this would be “in coordination with the allies.”
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has also repeatedly insisted that any decision on these tanks must be made “in consensus” with Germany’s Western allies. Ukraineboth Europeans and with the United States.