Poland also asks Germany to join the coalition of countries supporting Ukraine with Leopard 2 tanks.
Germany has already received a request from Poland for consent to transfer Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.
This was announced by the head of the Polish Ministry of Defense Mariusz Blaszczak on Twitter.
“The Germans have already received our request for consent to the transfer of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. I also appeal to the German side with a request to join the coalition of countries supporting Ukraine with Leopard 2 tanks. This is our common cause, because we are talking about the security of all of Europe!” . in the message.
Leopard 2 tanks for Ukraine.
Recall that on January 20, the participants in the meeting in Ramstein did not decide on the supply of German Leopard tanks to Ukraine.
Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki criticized Germany for the delay in the transfer of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. He stressed that the war is here and now and Ukraine urgently needs equipment.
And said that Poland will create a “smaller coalition” of countries ready to donate part of their modern equipment and modern tanks to Ukraine, if Germany still does not agree to send 14 Leopard 2s, which President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda announced to Kyiv.
< p>Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu said that there are a number of countries ready to call on Germany to provide Leopard tanks to Ukraine.
The German military-industrial concern Rheinmetall is ready to transfer to Ukraine 139 Leopard tanks as soon as the German government gives permission for this.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on January 22 that Berlin decides to transfer tanks to Ukraine. However, there is a condition – this must happen in coordination with the allies, including the United States.