Germany to send 14 Leopard battle tanks to Ukraine

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German-made battle tanks are set to join the war in Ukraine in the next three months, as the government in Berlin confirmed a “historic” decision to give Ukrainian forces 14 modern tanks. Germany intends to deliver 14 Leopard 2A6 main battle tanks from its own military stocks, government spokesperson Steffen Hebestreit said, acceding to repeated requests from Kiev for heavy weaponry that could help it retake territory annexed by Russia during the war. The goal is to quickly assemble two tank battalions with Leopard 2s by collecting tanks from other European countries, Hebestreit said. The Germ…

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