German Defense Minister: No decision has been made on sending Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine

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Olaf Scholz in front of the Leopard 2 tank.

German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said that despite the request of Ukraine’s leader Volodymyr Zelenski, a decision was not taken at the Ukraine aid conference to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.

Speaking to reporters at the meeting held at Ramstein Air Base, Pistorius said, “We still cannot say when the decision will be made on the Leopard tanks issue and what that decision will be.”

Before the meeting, there was an expectation that a decision would be made to give tanks to Ukraine, with increasing pressure from some European countries.

The German Defense Minister also denied accusations that his country was simply opposing the delivery of tanks, saying that “against a united coalition it is wrong that Germany opposes it alone”.