European allies will send about 80 Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, says Germany – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. BERLIN – Germany and its European partners plan to “quickly” send two Leopard 2 tank battalions to Ukraine – suggesting about 80 vehicles – the government in Berlin announced on Wednesday, adding that Germany will send one company of 14 Leopard 2 A6- tanks … Read more

Germany moves to send main battle tanks to Ukraine – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. BERLIN — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is expected to announce the delivery of German Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine on Wednesday, an official with knowledge of the matter told POLITICO. That decision is a major turning point and possibly a defining moment in the … Read more

The German government faces growing division over Scholz’s reluctance to send tanks to Ukraine – POLITICO

BERLIN — An internal row within Germany’s coalition government came to the fore on Monday as Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s allies publicly questioned his reluctance to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine. Leading politicians from the Greens and the Free Democratic Party (FDP), the two junior partners of Scholz’s Social Democrats, have urged the chancellor to increase … Read more

Germany ready to let Poland send Leopard tanks to Ukraine: Foreign Minister – POLITICO

PARIS — Germany would “not stand in the way” of Poland or other allies seeking permission to send their German-built Leopard tanks to Ukraine, Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said on Sunday. The green politician’s comments, those was interviewed by French TV LCI on the sidelines of a Franco-German summit in Paris, came in response to … Read more

Scholz optimistic about US trade record in ‘first quarter of this year’ – POLITICO

PARIS – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz expressed optimism on Sunday that the EU and the US could reach a trade truce in the coming months to avoid discrimination against European companies due to US subsidies. Speaking at a press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron after a joint Franco-German cabinet meeting in Paris, Scholz said … Read more

Germany will not stop Poland from sending tanks to Kiev

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who has been under pressure to allow the shipment of German-made tanks to Ukraine, said on Sunday that all decisions on arms supplies will be made in consultation with allies, including the United States. This report produced by Kristy Kilburn.

Germany must stop blocking Ukraine tank deal, NATO allies say

In an earlier speech in Kiev, Zelensky attacked Germany for attempting to hide behind the US for not approving tank deliveries. “There are times when we shouldn’t hesitate or compare,” he said. “If someone says, ‘I’ll give tanks if someone else also shares tanks’. I don’t think that’s the right strategy.” “The courage of our … Read more

Germany’s strategic embarrassment – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. BERLIN — The news this month that the number of German soldiers who declared themselves conscientious objectors has increased fivefold in the wake of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine caused little more than a ripple in Germany. For many Germans, it is perfectly normal … Read more

Don’t discriminate against EU companies – POLITICO

Flagship US legislation to funnel $370 billion into green industries should not discriminate against European companies, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz told an audience of political and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Scholz came close to directly accusing Washington of protectionism with its Inflation Reduction Act, saying that hindering competition would ultimately … Read more

War in Ukraine: CIA director warned of assassination attempts on Volodymyr Zelensky before invasion

New details of a secret meeting between Volodymyr Zelensky and the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have revealed that the United States warned the Ukrainian leader of a Russian assassination plot in the weeks before Vladimir Putin invaded. In January 2022, as Russian tanks began deploying at the Ukrainian border, CIA Director Bill Burns embarked … Read more