Poland Will ask Germany for Permission to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Monday.

Morawiecki didn’t specify when the request will be made. He stated that Poland Are you ready to build a group of nations? to send Leopards.

Even though there’s no authorization from GermanyWithout expounding, he stated that Warsaw will take its own decisions.

“We will ask (Germany) for permission, but this is a secondary theme,” Morawiecki said. “Even if, eventually, we do not get this permission, we — within this small coalition — even if Germany is not in this coalition, we will hand over our tanks, together with the others, to Ukraine.”

On Sunday, the German Foreign Minister Annalena Bock stated to French TV channel LCI that Poland hasn’t formally asked for Berlin’s approval to Share some German-made Leopards with your friends, but also added “if we were asked, we would not stand in the way.”

Regarding Baerbock’s comments, Morawiecki said that “exerting pressure makes sense” And that is what her words mean to me. “spark of hope” This Germany You may be able to take part in this coalition.

Baerbock “sent a different message that offers a spark of hope that not only Germany will no longer block, but maybe finally will offer heavy, modern equipment in support of Ukraine,” Morawiecki said.

Others hope so Germany You may be able to take part in this coalition.
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“We are constantly exerting pressure on the government in Berlin to make its Leopards available,” Morawiecki addressed a press conference in Poznan, a western town.

According to Morawiecki, Germany It has “more than 350 active Leopards and about 200 in storage.”

Ukrainian officials claim that tanksIf it’s not, the German-made Leopards are essential. to prevail over the Kremlin’s invading forces.

Baerbock was positive about the idea of sending tanks to Ukraine. German officials “know how important these tanks are” And “this is why we are discussing this now with our partners,” Interview clips of Baerbock were posted by LCI.

Ukraine’s supporters pledged billions of dollars in military aid to Ukraine Ramstein Air Base, during a meeting Germany Freitag

Even though there’s no authorization from GermanyWarsaw will take its own decision.
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International defense leaders discussed Ukraine’s urgent request for Leopard 2 tanksFailure, as well. to Work out an agreement was more important than the new commitments.

Germany One of the major weapons donors to UkraineIt ordered that its Leopard 2 stock be reviewed in preparation. for This could be a green signal. Berlin’s government is cautious about increasing its military support. to UkraineHesitancy is one that has been rooted in the country’s history and its political culture.

Germany’s tentativeness has drawn criticism, particularly from Poland and the Baltic states, countries on NATO’s eastern flank that feel especially threatened by Russia’s renewed aggression.

Moscow in Response to The pledges for sophisticated Western weapons for Kyiv’s military, has stepped up its warnings that escalation risks catastrophe.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on Monday reaffirmed Moscow’s claim that the Western supplies could lead to “unpredictable” consequences.

“We have said on numerous occasions that escalation is the most dangerous path, and the consequences may be unpredictable,” Ryabkov spoke. “Our signals are not listened to, and Russia’s adversaries keep raising the stakes.”

With both sides’ battlefield positions mostly deadlocked during the winter months, the Kremlin’s forces have kept up their bombardments of Ukrainian areas.

Kharkiv Gov. Oleh Synyehubov stated Monday that Russian forces had shelled several villages and towns in the northeastern region within the past 24 hours. One woman, aged 67 years old was killed and another person was injured.