Poland eyes prompt German approval for tank transfer to Ukraine

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki signaled on Monday that he expects Germany to give approval shortly to send Leopard battle tanks to Ukraine, APA reports citing Bloomberg.

NATO-member Poland intends to deliver a “company” of German-made Leopard 2 tanks as part of a coordinated effort among allies. Any decision would require approval from Berlin, which the Polish government has persistently criticized for being slow in backing Ukraine with heavy weaponry.

“We need to have consent” from Germany, Morawiecki told a news conference in Warsaw before his flight to Berlin for meetings with politicians there. “But I cannot imagine this approval will not be given quickly.”

Germany is about to take a decision on transferring the tanks this week as European allies assess how to help the government in Kyiv in the event fighting builds in the spring, according to two officials familiar with the government’s thinking.

Source: Azeri-Press News Agency