Leopard: Ukrainian Defense Minister: “Frank discussion with Berlin on sending tanks”

The Leopard 2 is seen as a potential game changer for Ukraine because it is specifically designed to compete with Russian T-90 tanks

“We had a frank discussion about Leopard 2” with the German defense minister. This was said by Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov after meeting with Western allies at Ramstein airbase in Germany. “Discussion that will continue,” he added. Germany has not yet decided whether to send the tanks to Ukraine or allow other countries to donate theirs, despite pressure on Berlin to act.

But the Leopard 2 is seen as a potential game changer for Ukraine, as it is easy to maintain and designed specifically to compete with the Russian T-90 tanks, which are being used in the invasion. German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said opinions remained divided over the Leopard supply and denied that Berlin was blocking such a move. Under German export laws, other countries that want to supply Leopard, such as Poland and Finland, cannot do so until Berlin gives the green light.