Baltic foreign ministers urge Germany to provide tanks to Ukraine

  • 2023-01-23
  • LETA/BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – The Baltic foreign ministers have urged Germany to provide tanks to Ukraine to help the country in its fight against the ongoing Russian invasion.

"We, the Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian Foreign Ministers, call on Germany to provide Leopard tanks to Ukraine now," Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis tweeted on Saturday.

"This is needed to stop Russian aggression, help Ukraine and restore peace in Europe quickly. Germany as the leading European power has special responsibility in this regard," he wrote.

Berlin has recently been under growing pressure to provide Leopard tanks to Kyiv, but has not yet taken such a decision. Poland has decided to send some of its German-made tanks to Ukraine, but is waiting for Berlin's approval for such a move.

Western allies failed to reach a decision on supplying battle tanks to Ukraine at a meeting at the US Ramstein air base in Germany last Friday.