Scholz urges Germans to ‘trust the government’ after decision to send tanks to Ukraine
Guardian, 25 Jan 2023
The German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, urged the public in Germany to “trust me, and trust the federal government” after the decision to provide Ukraine with Leopard 2 battle tanks.
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Weeks of hesitation by the German government brought growing impatience among German allies. Berlin announced it would send a company of Leopard 2A6 tanks and give the required authorisation for other European countries to deliver the German-manufactured machines. Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, has since said he had spoken to Scholz and was ‘sincerely grateful to the chancellor and all our friends’.
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