Video – Germany WILL send tanks to help fight Russia
After weeks of intense pressure on Germany’s chancellor Olaf Scholz, last night he announced Berlin will be sending 14 of its Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine to help defeat the Russian invasion.
Speaking in parliament, Scholz urged Germans who were worried about the move to “trust me” insisting the decision was “the right one.” It’s the first time since WW2 that German tanks will be in battle.
Ukraine’s president hailed both announcements – from Germany and one that followed a few hours later from the US agreeing to send American tanks- calling them an important step to victory.
The UK had already announced it would send tanks.
The move from Germany also opens up the possibility of other countries sending their German-made tanks to Ukraine to help.