Germany clears way for Leopard 2 tank deliveries to Ukraine

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has agreed to supply Ukraine with Leopard 2 battle tanks, sources told dpa on Tuesday, after weeks of mounting pressure on Berlin to offer Kiev heavier weapons to beat back Russian forces. Berlin is also granting other countries, such as Poland and Finland, the licence to re-export the German-made tanks to Ukraine, the sources in government circles said. Countries that buy military weapons from Germany are generally required to obtain permission from Berlin before transferring those weapons to another country. Scholz had held out for months against the growing cho…

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