German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said on Tuesday that allies could start training Ukrainian armed forces to use German Leopard tanks.
“I urged partner countries that have Leopards ready for deployment to train Ukrainian forces to use these tanks,” the minister said.
Although this is not yet an official permission from Berlin to hand over these tanks to Ukraine, it can already be a sign that Germany is getting closer to a corresponding decision.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed this “clear” message from B. Pistorius, because, according to him, “once the decision has been taken on the supply of combat tanks, it will take time to identify them, prepare them and train the Ukrainian troops”. “
Source: The Delfi