Germany promises swift answer on battle tanks for Ukraine

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Berlin (AFP) – Berlin was expected to announce a decision on Wednesday on the export of powerful German-made Leopard battle tanks long sought by Kyiv, and encouraged allies to start training Ukrainian forces to use them.  Western nations have pledged ever-more sophisticated military hardware in recent weeks to help Ukraine repel Russia’s invasion, with all eyes in Kyiv on the battle tanks. Berlin stopped short of a green light on Tuesday, but German media — including newspaper Der Spiegel and news channel NTV — reported that Chancellor Olaf Scholz would grant approval. The announcement was s…

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