BLUFTo push back Russian forces, Ukraine is asking the West to supply heavy weapons, such as the German Leopard 2 battle tank.
This article by Juliette Bénézit, writing for Le Monde, makes the following points:
- On January 14, the UK announced it was sending Challenger 2 battle tanks to Ukraine.
- Until now, Kyiv had only received Soviet-era tanks from its allies.
- Ukraine wants the Leclerc tank (French-made), Leopard 2 (German), Challenger 2 (British) and M1 Abrams (American).
- These ‘heavy’ tracked tanks are intended for high-intensity combat and would be used to penetrate enemy defences.
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References from the Web:
- JAN 2023 War in Ukraine: European governments announce delivery of first tanks to Kyiv—Le Monde
- JAN 2023 Here's the big deal with the German-made Leopard tanks and why Ukraine desperately wants them—Insider
- Article Source: https://www.lemonde.fr/en/
- Media Check: Le Monde - Media Bias Fact Check (mediabiasfactcheck.com)