Defence leaders assembly at a US air base in Germany on Friday didn’t resolve divisions over offering superior battle tanks to Ukraine after greater than 5 hours of discussions about sending extra army support to the embattled nation in its conflict with Russia.
The defence minister of Poland, which has pledged an organization of 14 Leopard tanks provided that different international locations additionally provide them, mentioned 15 international locations which have the German-made Leopards mentioned the problem however no selections had been made.
Polish Protection Minister Mariusz Blaszczak referred to as the assembly a “good dialogue amongst allies” and mentioned the matter could be mentioned once more at future talks.
Although the tank debate was unresolved, Germany’s new defence minister advised the problem was transferring ahead.
“We are going to make our selections as quickly as attainable,” Boris Pistorius mentioned.
Germany would want to consent for the tanks to be given to Ukraine, which isn’t a member of NATO. Regardless of pleas from Ukrainian officers, Germany has up to now resisted mounting strain to shortly provide Leopard 2 tanks, or at the very least clear the way in which for different international locations, akin to Poland, to ship them from their very own shares.
Ukrainian leaders have criticised Germany for what they see as holding again crucial help within the conflict.
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