Ramstein talks: No decision on German tanks for Ukraine
27 January 2023 | 3:34 pm
US Defense Secretary Austin has said Germany would continue to exercise leadership, despite Berlin not yet approving its Leopard 2 tanks for delivery to Ukraine.
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