While 11 months have passed in the Ukraine-Russia war, Western countries continue to pressure Germany to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak announced on his social media account that an official application has been made to Germany to send German-made Leopard tanks to Ukraine. Stating that the permit application has reached Germany, Minister Blaszczak urged the Berlin administration to join the coalition of states that will support Ukraine with Leopard tanks. “This is our common concern, because the security of all of Europe is at stake,” Blaszczak said.
On the other hand, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said last weekend that his country was ready to give Leopard tanks in its inventory as part of a “small coalition” of other states if Germany did not agree to supply Leopard tanks to Ukraine. “Ukraine and Europe will win this war, with or without Germany,” Morawiecki said.
UkraineTHE LEOPARD 2 TANKS THAT HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR
The main battle tank Leopard, manufactured by the German company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, was first used by the German army in 1979. The latest version of the tank in question, the Leopard 2 tanks, is in Turkey today. PolandUsed by Spain, Greece, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland and Austria. German Foreign Minister Anna Baerbock said that they would not prevent Poland from sending Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.