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Ex-NATO commander says West sending Ukraine tanks ‘creates real

Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis said the West sending tanks to Ukraine to provide additional aid in its war with Russia “creates real problems” for Russian President Vladimir Putin.  Putin is trying to scare the West with the Kremlin’s comments that NATO countries’ move to send tanks to Ukraine increases their “direct involvement” […]

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Poland boosts Zelensky by sending tanks as PM takes swipe at

The first anniversary of the war is just four weeks away, with a retired British Army officer warning of a major increase in fighting between the two sides. Russia and Ukraine are gearing up for “major offensives”, a retired British Army army officer has claimed, but he warned President Volodymyr Zelensky now faces two major […]

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Spain says it is open to sending Leopard tanks to Ukraine

MADRID, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Spain’s defence minister said on Wednesday Madrid was open to providing Ukraine with German-made Leopard 2 tanks, after Germany agreed to send the tanks and said NATO allies could do the same. Defence Minister Margarita Robles told EFE news agency that Madrid would act in coordination with its Western allies […]

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Norway considering sending Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine: Media

The Norwegian government is considering whether to send some of its German-made Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, Oslo-based newspapers Aftenposten and Dagens Naeringsliv reported late on Tuesday. No decision to send the heavy battle tanks has yet been made, according to each of the papers, quoting anonymous sources familiar with the deliberation. For all the […]

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U.S. expected to send Abram M-1 tanks to Ukraine, sending

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Putting aside resistance from the Pentagon and elsewhere, the Biden administration is planning to announce a decision to send Abram M-1 tanks to Ukraine, officials said Tuesday. The tanks, long sought by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, would provide the heaviest weaponry yet among the billions of dollars in military aid Washington has sent […]

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German government split over sending tanks to Ukraine

The German government appeared to be split about sending tanks to Ukraine on Monday evening after chancellor Olaf Scholz overruled his own foreign minister by insisting that Poland had to follow the established rules to send the Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. On Sunday, foreign minister Annalena Baerbock had said that Berlin would not “stand […]

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Germany would not block Poland from sending tanks to Ukraine,

PARIS, Jan 22 (Reuters) – Germany’s foreign minister said on Sunday her government would not stand in the way if Poland wants to send its Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, in a possible breakthrough for Kyiv which wants the tanks for its fight against Russia’s invasion. Ukrainian officials have been calling on Western allies to […]

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British ex-soldier fighting in Ukraine hails UK for sending tanks

A former British soldier fighting in Ukraine has said it is “great news” the UK’s Challenger 2 tanks are on the way. Christopher Perryman, 38, from Durham, has been operating as a sniper on the frontline fighting with a unit of foreign fighters attached to Ukrainian forces. The former Royal Regiment of Fusiliers soldier said […]

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UK warned it is sending ‘wrong tanks’ to Ukraine

The UK has been warned that its proposals to send Challenger 2 tanks to aid the effort in Ukraine are the wrong move because the vehicles could give Russia vital security intelligence. Defence Secretary Ben Wallace confirmed in the House of Commons on Tuesday that Britain will send a squadron of Challenger 2 tanks to […]

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Biden OKs sending Bradley Fighting Vehicles to Ukraine – Breaking

An M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle from 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, moves into position to conduct a firing systems check at the Presidenski Range, Trzebian, Poland. (US Army/Staff Sgt. Wallace Bonner) WASHINTON — For the first time the US will send Bradley Fighting Vehicles to the Ukrainian […]