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Greece to not send Ukraine Leopard 2 tanks

(MENAFN) Greece will not send German-made Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, the country’s prime minister stated on Tuesday, disagreeing that Athens has already provided Kyiv needed army support as well as armored personnel carriers.

“We will not provide Leopard 2 tanks for the simple reason that they are absolutely necessary for our defense posture,” Kyriakos Mitsotakis informed Japan's Nikkei Asia news agency.

"We've also always made it very clear that we are willing to support Ukraine but not at the expense of our defense capabilities," he also said.

The US declared on Jan. 25 that it will supply Abrams tanks to Ukraine, while Germany stated it will send it with Leopard 2 tanks, and as well let allies provide their German-made armored cars to Kyiv.

Ukraine had been pressing for the tanks for some time, in addition to other arms like long-range missiles, disagreeing that they are needed to fight off an estimated Russian attack this spring.


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