Ukraine is about to receive the tanks that President Volodymyr Zelensky has been asking for for months. Germany and the United States are preparing to send the tanks – Leopard 2 and Abrams – which Kiev awaits for the new phase of the war with Russia. Germany will supply the coveted Leopard 2A6s to Ukraine, while the United States has leaked that it is ready to do the same with its Abrams. Olaf Scholz would have decided immediately to sell 14 armored vehicles that will come from the Bundeswehr depots, according to the weekly Spiegel. Others may follow, supplied by the manufacturer Rheinmetall.
The indiscretions came from the press: the news literally chased each other and the revelations of the Wall Street Journal on American white smoke were followed by those of Spiegel on the German turn.
Not only that: Berlin, which would send at least one company of A6 Leopard 2 tanks currently used by the Bundeswehr, will also allow ‘client’ countries to send German-made tanks to Kiev.
At least 12 countries intend to make their Leopard 2 tanks available. Finland and Poland have already publicly indicated their intention to supply the tanks, but according to the source, Spain, the Netherlands and Denmark also said they were available.
The German turnaround must be inserted into a general picture, which involves the United States. President Joe Biden’s administration is geared towards sending a significant number of M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, according to the Wall Street Journal’s scenario based on information provided by official sources.