Germany announces expected tank decision

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced that his country will further strengthen the military base it has given to Ukraine and that they have decided to supply Leopard 2 main battle tanks.

In a written statement made by Government Spokesperson Steffen Hebestreit, Scholz announced the decision in question at today’s Cabinet meeting and said, “This decision follows our known line of supporting Ukraine in the most appropriate form we can. We act in close harmony and harmony in the inter-country arena. we do.” what he said was conveyed.

In the statement, it was emphasized that the decision was the result of heavy consultations with Germany’s closest European and international partners.

It was stated that the purpose of the decision was to quickly bring together two tank battalions with Leopard 2 tanks for Ukraine, and it was stated that in the first step, Germany would provide a squadron of 14 Leopard 2 A6 tanks from the armed forces inventory.

In the statement, it was stated that other European partners will also provide Leopard-2 tanks to Ukraine, and it was noted that the training of Ukrainian soldiers on Leopard tanks will begin in Germany quickly.

It was mentioned that the reinforcement package for Ukraine would include the maintenance of logistics, munitions and systems as well as training.

It is stated that Germany will give approval for the shipment of Leopard-2 tanks to countries that want to deliver their Leopard-2 tanks to Ukraine quickly from their inventory.