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US provided ‘cover’ for Scholz on tanks – WaPo

The US devised a plan to commit M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine in order to provide “cover” for German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who was reluctant to send the country’s own tanks to help Kiev, the Washington Post reported on Saturday, citing more than a dozen people familiar with the matter. …

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US tanks will be ‘destroyed’ in Ukraine – ambassador

Any American battle tanks sent to Ukraine will be destroyed by Russian forces, Moscow’s ambassador to the United States has warned, after media reports said the White House now plans to supply Kiev with heavy armor despite its previous refusals. Asked about the potential shipment of the M1 Abrams main …

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Berlin to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine – media

Berlin has changed its stance on delivery of Leopard 2 main battle tanks to Ukraine, finally agreeing to send in the hardware, Der Spiegel reported on Tuesday, citing sources. According to the weekly, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has agreed to provide Kiev with enough armored vehicles to equip a tank …

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Macron comments on heavy tanks for Ukraine

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz reaffirmed their continued “unwavering support” for Ukraine for “as long as it takes” in a joint press conference on Sunday, but both said that any decision on supplying heavier arms must be reached jointly by all “friends” of Kiev. Macron said …

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Western tanks won’t be game changer in Ukraine – Kremlin

If the US and its allies supply Ukraine with heavy tanks, the consequences for Kiev will only be negative, while it will not seriously impact Russia’s military operation in the country, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov claimed on Friday. His comments come as top defense officials from Washington and its partners convened …

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Germany wants US to send tanks to Ukraine first – WSJ

As demands for Berlin to approve the shipment of Leopard main battle tanks to Kiev threatened to fracture the German ruling coalition, senior officials said the US should agree to send its Abrams tanks first, according to the Wall Street Journal. Poland, Finland and Denmark have all volunteered to send …

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France promises old ‘light tanks’ for Ukraine

Paris will transfer its domestically-made AMX-10 ‘light tanks’ to Ukraine, becoming the first NATO member to send Kiev non-Soviet armor, a government spokesperson said on Wednesday. News of the transfer was broken by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, who wrote on Twitter that he had “a long and detailed conversation” with …

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Germany refuses to give battle tanks to Ukraine

German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht rejected demands to supply Kiev with Leopard 2 main battle tanks during a keynote speech at a German Society on Foreign Relations event on Monday. The minister noted that no other countries have delivered Western-built infantry fighting vehicles or main battle tanks so far to …

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