#Freetheleopards or in Portuguese #Releaseeleopards. it’s a Hashtag association It was posted on Twitter as a way to pressure the German authorities into supplying Leopard-2 tanks to Ukraine (or at least giving other countries permission to do so). German Chancellor Olaf Scholz still has many doubtsBut many voices – including government partners in the coalition that governs Germany – are calling for Kyiv to be given the long-awaited green light.
Ukraine was insisting that Berlin surrender. Anticipating a spring counteroffensive aimed at recapturing lost territory, and not ruling out a possible Russian offensive, the Ukrainian president used various platforms to reiterate the Leopard-2 request to Olaf Schultz. Speaking to The Observer, Antonio Jose Tello, a professor of history at the Military Academy who specializes in defense and international relations, considers tanks It could represent a real “leap” in Kyiv’s offensive capabilities.
It’s not just Kyiv putting pressure on Schultz’s CEO. On the German political scene, German liberals and greens are in favor of sending in tanks. By the way, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Analina Berbock, has already suggested, in an interview with the French channel LCI broadcast on Sunday, that Germany will give consent to Poland to send Leopard 2 to Ukraine. However, the German chancellor has yet to comment.
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