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January 23, 2023 - Germany’s defence minister expects a decision soon on the transfer of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, either from Germany or its allies, but the foreign minister has said Germany will not block Poland, which is still waiting for a clear signal, from sending 14 tanks without consent.
Germany is under pressure from allies including Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia but is reportedly waiting for the U.S. to agree to send Abrams tanks to Ukraine. While the Biden Administration says there are no plans to do so, Congressmen are calling for the U.S. to step up, to free up the German supply.
Morocco is believed to have sold 20 Soviet T-72B tanks to Ukraine and French President Macron says France will make decision on the transfer of LeClerc tanks within days, in consultation with allies including Germany.