Sources: Germany to deliver Leopard 2 battle tanks 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 building pressure on Berlin to offer Kiev heavier weapons. Berlin has also granted other countries, such as Poland, permission to re-export the German-made tanks to Ukraine, the sources in government circles said. Scholz had held out for months against the growing chorus of people urging him to send Kiev the tanks – not just Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky but also NATO allies and members of his own coalition government. Zelensky had taken an especially tou…

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