20 Jan 2023

Ukraine appeals to the West for tanks – will they get them?

Europe Editor and Presenter

Ukraine has appealed to western allies to give it the heavy weapons it desperately needs.

But tonight they are no closer – with no decision from Germany over whether to allow its Leopard 2 tanks to be supplied to Ukraine.

Allied leaders meeting at Ramstein Air Base did pledge a lot more military support – but there was a stark warning from Poland: “Ukrainian blood is shed for real – this is the price of hesitation over Leopard delivery”.