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Polish PM welcomes German decision to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine

25.01.2023 15:00
The Polish prime minister has welcomed Germany's decision to send some of its Leopard battle tanks to Ukraine to help fight Russia's invasion.
Mateusz Morawiecki
Mateusz MorawieckiPAP/Radek Pietruszka

Germany announced on Wednesday it would deliver a company of 14 Leopard 2 A6 tanks “as a first step" in allied efforts to quickly provide Ukraine with two tank battalions.

'Big step towards stopping Russia'

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in a tweet thanked German Chancellor Olaf Scholz for the move.

"The decision to send Leopards to Ukraine is a big step towards stopping Russia," Morawiecki said.

"Together we are stronger," he added.

Germany confirmed on Wednesday it would give permission to other countries, such as Poland, Spain, Finland and Norway, to send their own German-made Leopard tanks to Ukraine. 

Poland has pledged to provide Ukraine with a company of 14 Leopard tanks, news agencies reported.

Wednesday is day 336 of Russia’s war against Ukraine.


Source: IAR, PAP, Reuters