Poland Calls German Rejection of Leopard Tanks for Ukraine “Unacceptable”
Polish Prime Minister Criticizes Germany’s Position on Ukrainian Defense
At a press conference in Brussels on Sunday, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki criticized Germany’s decision not to supply Ukraine with Leopard tanks, calling the country’s attitude “unacceptable” in light of the Russian invasion.
Morawiecki referred to the rising fatalities on both sides, as well as civilian casualties, as a result of Russian air raids on Ukrainian cities. He added that he hoped for a “clear statement” from Germany’s new Defense Minister Boris Pistorius regarding the delivery of Leopard tanks.
In the case that Germany were to refuse to provide these tanks to Ukraine, Poland stated that it would work to create a “small coalition” of countries offering modern defense equipment, like Leopard main battle tanks, to Ukraine. Poland has announced that it is prepared to provide at least 14 of these tanks as aid to Ukraine.
Ultimately, Morawiecki demanded a “prompt” response from Germany, emphasizing the urgency of the situation and the need for countries to come together in order to oppose Russian aggression.