5.9 C
New York
March 25, 2023
europe Foreign policy Germany Nato news Russia Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskiy World news

Ukraine frustrated as Germany holds back decision on supply of tanks

Poland says lives will be lost because of Berlin’s inaction, as summit breaks up without progress over Leopard 2s

Germany has declined to take a decision on whether to give Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine at a special international summit, prompting frustration in Kyiv and a warning from Poland that lives could be lost because of hesitation in Berlin.

It had been hoped in Europe and the US that Germany would at least allow Leopards owned by countries such as Poland and Finland to be re-exported, but despite days of pleading, Berlin’s newly appointed defence minister said no final decision had been taken.

Continue reading…

Related posts

Police use water cannon in Georgia to disperse protests at ‘authoritarian’ law


Channel dinghy tragedy: investigation confirms boat was in UK waters


Kremlin denies restricting gas supplies to Europe for political gain