Netherlands considers sending 18 Leopard tanks to Ukraine

Mark Rutte
Mark Rutte
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“We leased them, which means we can buy them, which means we can give them away,” said Rutte.

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The PM said his country is ready to consider this decision in coalition with other countries, such as Finland and Portugal. Rutte added that there is no decision yet, but noted that this is an important signal.

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Citing an unnamed Ukrainian official, ABC news previously reported that representatives of 12 countries agreed to supply Ukraine with around 100 German-made Leopard-2 tanks, pending Germany’s approval.

Earlier on Jan. 24, The Wall Street Journal reported Washington is leaning towards supplying Ukraine with a “significant” quantity of Abrams M1 main battle tanks, with the corresponding announcement expected within days.

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