German Chancellor Olaf Scholz agreed to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine after a weeks-long dispute between him and European and US leaders, German magazine Der Spiegel revealed on Tuesday.
"Der Spiegel," said that Germany will provide Ukraine with a batch of "Leopard 2" tanks after bowing to international pressure, according to the British newspaper "Express".
The German magazine quoted sources it described as "informed" that the federal government, led by Scholz, would also grant the necessary licenses to allow other allies to send tanks of the same type to Ukraine.
The report indicated that the US "inclined" to send a large number of M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, with an announcement expected this week.
And Russia had previously sent a memorandum to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization "NATO" countries because of the supply of weapons to Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov indicated that any shipment containing weapons to Ukraine would become a legitimate target for the Russian forces.