HANDOUT – A Leopard 2A5 battle tank from the Army’s Combat Training Center (GÜZ) moves through the grounds of the Gardelegen military training area as part of the course of the exercise. Photo: Andrea Bienert/Bundeswehr/dpa – ATTENTION: Only for editorial use in connection with current reporting and only with full naming of the above credits
“I also appeal to the German side to join the coalition of countries supporting Ukraine with Leopard 2 tanks,” Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. It’s about the security of all of Europe. According to dpa information, the German government’s Polish application was already available on Tuesday.
Poland is putting pressure on its allies in the matter. The week before last, President Andrzej Duda said that Warsaw had decided to hand over 14 Leopard main battle tanks to Ukraine. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced on Monday that Warsaw would ask the federal government for approval. In order to supply German-made tanks to other countries, permission from Berlin is required.