Poland requests re-export of 14 tanks to Ukraine, with swipe at German ‘delays’

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By Sabine Siebold and Alan Charlish BERLIN/WARSAW (Reuters) -Poland on Tuesday said it had submitted a formal request asking Germany to allow the re-export of its Leopard battle tanks to Ukraine, cranking up pressure on Berlin on heavy weapons that Kyiv sees as crucial to repel the Russian invasion. Pressure has been building on German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s government to send its Leopard tanks to Ukraine and let other countries send the ones they own. Under military procurement rules, Germany must authorise any re-exports. Ukraine says heavily armoured Western battle tanks would give its gr…

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