25.01.2023 | Sunak backs Germany's U-turn and hails tanks being sent to fight Putin
Source - The Daily Express
Rishi Sunak has welcomed Germany’s decision to agree to shipments of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. The Prime Minister's remarks came after Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced on Wednesday that Berlin will provide the Ukrainian armed forces with the main battle tank.
The u-turn came following mounting pressure on Chancellor Scholz both domestically and from Germany's closest European and international partners. The Chancellor said: This decision follows our well-known line of supporting Ukraine to the best of our ability. We are acting in a closely coordinated manner internationally." Responding to Germany's announcement,
Mr Sunak said: "The right decision by Nato allies and friends to send main battle tanks to Ukraine. Alongside Challenger 2s, they will strengthen Ukraine's defensive firepower. Together, we are accelerating our efforts to ensure Ukraine wins this war and secures a lasting peace."