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Politico: Scholz To Announce Delivery Of Leopard 2 Tanks, Wednesday


Politico has reported that German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is expected to announce the delivery of German Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine tomorrow (January 25).

  • Politico: "Scholz’s expected announcement — which has not yet been officially confirmed — comes as the chancellor is scheduled to address the German parliament on Wednesday at [07:00 ET 12:00 GMT13:00 CET]. According to the official, Germany will also confirm that it will allow other countries such as Poland to send their Leopard tanks to Ukraine."
  • The Politico report follows a report from Der Spiegel stating that Scholz has agreed to transfer “at least one company of Leopard 2A6s” and unlock the transfer of Leopard 2 tanks from 3rd party countries operating fleets.
  • Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder declined to respond to press questions on the US transfer of Abrams tanks but multiple sources report that the US may be softening on sending a contingent of main battle tanks.

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