War in Ukraine: Warsaw asked Berlin for its agreement to deliver Leopard tanks to kyiv

The Polish Minister of Defense announced on Tuesday to have asked Germany for its agreement to can send Leopard tanks to Ukraine, where Russian forces continue to claim advances on the ground.

“Germany has already received our request to accept the transfer of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine,” Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said on Twitter, also appealing to Berlin to join “the coalition of countries supporting the Ukraine with Leopard 2 tanks.

Poland had previously announced that it was ready to deliver 14 of these German-made tanks to kyiv as part of an international coalition, but encountered hesitation from Berlin.

Warsaw declares to be in discussions with about fifteen States about this coalition, many European armies possessing such armored vehicles, likely to have a significant impact in the conflict in Ukraine against the steamroller of Russian troops.

“We need (…) several hundred” tanks

“We need (…) several hundred” tanks, hammered the chief of staff of the Ukrainian presidency Andriï Iermak, at a time when the Russians are on the offensive, in eastern Ukraine in particular. On the ground, Russian artillery fire killed a civilian on Monday in Antonivka, a village in the southern region of Kherson, deplored its governor, Yaroslav Yanushevich.

The day before, a leader of the local occupation authority installed by Moscow had claimed that the Russian army was advancing in the direction of two localities from the Zaporizhia regionalso in the south, where clashes with kyiv troops have intensified this week.

Monday evening, the staff of the Ukrainian army soberly reported that “on January 20 and 21, the enemy had carried out offensive actions in the sector”, near Mali Chtcherbaky.

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