Poland’s prime minister says Warsaw will ask Germany for permission to re-export tanks to Ukraine, as Kyiv pleads for help to boost its defence against Russia.
Germany pressured to approve Ukraine tanks
Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki says his government will ask Germany for permission to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine and plans to send them whether or not Berlin agrees.
Germany’s foreign minister had said on Sunday Berlin would not stand in the way if Poland wanted to do so.
The issue of supplying the German-made Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine has dominated recent discussions among Western allies about how much and what sort of material aid they should give Ukraine as the first anniversary of the Russian invasion nears.
The development comes as both sides are believed to be planning spring offensives to break the deadlock in what has become a war of attrition in eastern and southern Ukraine.