Germany will assist Ukraine but not with Leopard Tanks

Germany will assist Ukraine but not with Leopard Tanks
Germany will assist Ukraine but not with Leopard Tanks

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Germany would continue to support Ukraine militarily and financially. The assistance reached the maximum number of weapons it could provide from its stockpile. Several weapons sent to Ukraine are weapons that can be delivered quickly and are urgently needed by Ukraine, such as anti-tank and defence weapons. “We will also provide the necessary money for the purchase of weapons. The aim is to strengthen the Ukrainian army to repel the Russian attack,” Scholz added at a press conference on April 19.


When asked whether Germany would send Leopard 1A5 MBT tanks to Ukraine? Scholz said Berlin and Western countries had concluded that it made more sense to give weapons that Ukraine knew about. Earlier on April 11, Rheinmetall AG's Chairman Armin Papperger announced that the company was ready to send Leopard 1A5 tanks to Ukraine.

Germany will assist Ukraine but not with Leopard Tanks

The tanks will be put up in warehouses if approved by the German government. The first Leopard 1A5 could be delivered within six weeks of the German government's approval. Armin Papperger confirmed that Rheinmetall had kept 50 Leopard 1A5s it had acquired from the countries that attracted it.