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Zelensky thanks German Chancellor for deciding “on time” to send Leopard tanks

Zelensky thanks German Chancellor for deciding “on time” to send Leopard tanks

Zelensky thanks German Chancellor for deciding “on time” to send Leopard tanks

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskythanked German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Wednesday for his decision to send tanks “Leopard 2″ to his country and said that the German announcement comes “on time”.

“Top German tanks, further expansion of defense support and training missions, green light for partners to supply similar weapons”stressed Zelensky on social networks after a telephone conversation he had with Scholz and that he revealed before the German Bundestag.

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“I am sincerely grateful to Olaf Scholz and to all our friends in Germany”, added the Ukrainian president, who explained that he learned from the chancellor himself about these contributions to the defense of his country and argued that these are “important and timely decisions”.

Scholz had officially announced his government’s decision to “quickly” send two tank battalions.”Leopard 26A”, with a total of fourteen vehicles, which come from the stocks of the Federal Army.

“This decision follows our known line of supporting Ukraine to the best of our ability. We act internationally in a highly coordinated manner”, added the chancellor when announcing the decision, which had already been advanced on Tuesday by various German media.

Other European partners will transfer their tanks of the type “Leopard 2″. The training of Ukrainian soldiers will begin quickly in Germany. In addition to training, the package will also include logistics, ammunition and system maintenance, the German government explained.

Berlin further specified that Germany will issue the corresponding transfer permits to partner countries that wish to quickly deliver the tanks.”Leopard 2″ of your stock to Ukraine.

Source: Elcomercio

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