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Swiss soldiers on a German-made Leopard 2 tank.

REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

How tanks for Ukraine might impact NATO — and Russia

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky finally got what he’s spent months asking for — at least some of it. The US and Germany have agreed to send state-of-the-art battle tanks to Kyiv, and Berlin has greenlit other NATO members to send German-made armor to Ukraine as well.

But this policy U-turn by the US and Germany — both of which have long been reluctant to send such heavy kit — raises two big questions about the near-term trajectory of the war.

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A US M1 Abrams tank fires a round during a live-fire exercise in Germany.

ABACA via Reuters Connect

Ukraine tanks up

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced on Wednesday that Germany will (finally!) send Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine.

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