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Ukraine war

Germany approves sending heavy Leopard tanks to Ukraine

Decision paves the way for other NATO allies to do the same

Germany will supply its Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine ahead of expected spring offensives.   © Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) -- Germany will supply its Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, it announced on Wednesday, overcoming misgivings about sending heavy weaponry that Kyiv sees as crucial to defeat the Russian invasion but Moscow has cast as a needless provocation.

Pressure has been building for weeks on German Chancellor Olaf Scholz's government to send the tanks and allow other NATO allies to do the same ahead of expected spring offensives by both sides that could help turn the tide of the war.

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