Ukraine will continue to battle for a supply of contemporary heavy armor, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Friday, after Western allies failed to reach an agreement on whether to give German tanks.
A discussion at the Ramstein Air Base ended without agreement on whether Germany should send Leopard 2 combat tanks to Ukraine or allow other nations that have them to do so.
In a video speech, Zelenskiy stated that the Ramstein summit will improve Ukraine’s resilience and expressed confidence that allies would provide as much assistance as possible to Kyiv.
Yes, we will still have to fight for the delivery of modern tanks, but every day we make it more obvious that there is no alternative to taking a decision about tanks,” he said.
German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius denied Berlin was unilaterally blocking shipment of the tanks, saying his government was ready to move quickly on sending them if there was consensus among allies.