Germany wavered earlier than permitting Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine | Russia-Ukraine struggle Information
It took time, threats and loads of embarrassment however within the forty eighth week of the struggle Germany joined its allies in pledging its prized battle tank to Ukraine to battle the Russians.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Wednesday introduced Berlin will ship an organization – about 14 – of the Leopards to Kyiv, and permit different nations proudly owning them to do the identical.
“Spring and early summer season [March-August in Europe] might be decisive within the struggle. If the large offensive of Russia deliberate for this time fails, it will likely be the downfall of Russia and Putin,” mentioned Ukraine’s deputy navy intelligence chief Main-Common Vadym Skibitskyi.
Though the variety of tanks is much wanting what Ukraine requested, Germany consented solely after days of stress from its allies who made it clear Berlin was remoted on the matter.
Western governments have typically been cautious to not escalate the battle by offering weapons solely as wanted.