Germany promises to “urgently” consider Poland's request for Leopard Ukraine – media
Berlin confirmed that they had received Warsaw's request for Leopards.
Germany intends to consider Poland's application for the transfer of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine as a matter of urgency.
This was stated by a representative of the German government, writes Spiegel.
According to him, Poland's request for the export of equipment has been received.
The representative of the German government assured that such applications will be “considered urgently in accordance with established procedures and rules for the export of weapons.”
By the way, since Germany owns an export license for the Leopard 2, the consent of Germany is required to transfer tanks to other European countries that own this equipment.
Recall, On February 24, Germany received a request from Poland about agreement to transfer Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. Warsaw also asks Berlin to join the coalition of countries supporting Ukraine with Leopard 2 tanks.
Transfer of Leopard 2 tanks
After As the participants of the meeting in Ramstein on January 20 did not make a decision on the supply of Leopard to Ukraine, a flurry of criticism rained down on Berlin.
So, dissatisfied with the indecision of the German leadership in the United States.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki also criticized Germany for the delay in transferring Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.
< p>Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu stressed that there are a number of countries ready to call on Germany to provide tanks to Ukraine.
Already on January 22, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that Berlin decides on the transfer of tanks to Ukraine. However, there is a condition – this must happen in coordination with the allies, including the United States.
And the German Foreign Ministry Annalena Burbock explained that Berlin is supposedly not against the supply of tanks to Ukraine. However, he advocates an increase in the coalition of such suppliers.
Meanwhile, Putin was told about the deterioration of relations with Germany and threatened with consequences for allowing Ukraine to supply Leopard