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Germany has yet to receive a request from Poland or any other country to allow the transfer of German-made Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. A government spokesman said on Monday.
“Until this hour We haven’t received the request yet,” Steffen Hebestreit said at a news conference. “And if they ask indicates that there are some steps I can’t tell you if it will take a few days or months.”
He promised that any application would be “executed with the necessary speed.” But of course there is the necessary thoroughness that such a step requires.”
Poland is one of 13 European countries that have German Leopard 2 tanks in stock. According to the Council of Europe on International Relations,.
It has offered to send them to Ukraine and tried to convince other countries to do the same. But in general, a permit from Germany is required to re-export.
on Sunday prime minister of poland Mateusz Morawieckic says Europe is “wasting time” on debates.
However, Hebestreit defended Berlin against such allegations.
“Perhaps it would be good to weigh and consider a lot of things before you go to a stage that you later regret bitterly,” he said, adding that other countries such as Spain were skeptical about the transmigration. Potential tank transfer