Poland intends to supply a “company” of German-made Leopard 2 tanks as part of a coordinated allied effort.
Poland is waiting for Germany’s agreement on the transfer of Leopard tanks to Ukraine / photo wikimedia.org
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that he expects that Germany will soon agree to send Leopard battle tanks to Ukraine.
As the publication writes Bloomberg, Poland intends to supply a “company” of German-made Leopard 2 tanks as part of a coordinated allied effort. Any decision would require Berlin’s approval, which the Polish government insists on because of its slowness in supporting Ukraine with heavy weapons.
“We need Germany’s approval. But I can’t imagine that this approval will not be given quickly,” Morawiecki said at a press conference in Warsaw before his flight to Berlin for meetings with politicians there.
Germany is set to make a decision on the transfer of tanks this week as European allies assess how to help the government in Kyiv if fighting breaks out in the spring, according to two officials familiar with the government’s thinking.
Leopard tanks for Ukraine: details
Poland has already approved deliveries of Leopard 2, which Moravetskyi additionally mentioned. Warsaw will transfer the aforementioned equipment to the Kyiv company.
Finland also declared its readiness to transfer tanks to Ukraine, but as part of a joint European coalition and in the event of Germany’s approval.
The spokesperson of the German government, Christiane Hofmann, said that Germany had not yet received an official request to send tanks to Ukraine.
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