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Decisions on Leopard tanks to be announced soon – German Defense Minister

KYIV. Jan 24 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The situation with the issue of transferring Leopard tanks to Ukraine has not changed, the decision will be announced soon, German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said.

"Regarding the Leopard tanks, no new information. The situation has not changed. We are preparing our decision, which will be announced very soon. As I emphasized at Ramstein, I support our partners if they want to start training the Ukrainian military on these Leopard tanks. We don’t stop anyone. But as I said, we are preparing our decision," Pistorius said at a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Berlin.

At the same time, the media said, citing Stoltenberg, who, after negotiations with Pistorius, said at a joint briefing that all countries that have Leopards in service and who are ready to share them with Ukraine can start preparing them for transmission.