Germany to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine; M1 Abrams decision due

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced Wednesday that his country would provide 14 Leopard 2 A6 tanks for Ukraine’s military, in a move that follows months of diplomatic pressure from Kyiv. It comes ahead of an expected announcement from the White House about sending M1 Abrams tanks to battlefields in Ukraine. 

The Biden administration plans to send more than 30 of its frontline battle tanks to Ukraine to bolster Ukrainian forces battling Russia, according to a U.S. official. The White House is expected to officially announce its plans for the tanks today.

“This decision follows our well-known line of supporting Ukraine to the best of our ability,” German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said at a Cabinet meeting in Berlin, adding that the decision had been coordinated with international partners.

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