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Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki expressed his admiration for Germany’s move to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine in order to strengthen the nation’s defences against Russia.
After months of reluctance, the German government on Wednesday announced it will deliver Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine.
Reacting to the news, Morawiecki took to Twitter to thank German Chancellor Olaf Scholz for the decision.
“The decision to send Leopards to Ukraine is a big step towards stopping Russia. Together we are stronger,” his Twitter post read.
In the first stage, Germany wants to supply Ukraine with 14 Leopard 2A6 tanks from Bundeswehr’s stocks, government spokesman Steffen Hebestreit said in a statement on Wednesday.
Berlin will also issue appropriate permits to partner countries that want to quickly deliver Leopard 2 tanks from their inventories to Ukraine, according to the statement.