NATO allies await German decision as Ukraine pleads for tanks

With a NATO ally at his side Wednesday, Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov again urged for a donation of battle tanks, calling them "crucial" if Ukraine is to defeat Russia in the months ahead, reports citing UNIAN.

At a joint news conference in Kyiv, Canada’s Defense Minister Anita Anand pledged another 200 armored personnel carriers. She did not rule out sending tanks, although she signaled Canada was awaiting the results of multilateral defense meetings later this week.

"During today's productive visit to Kyiv, I met with Ukrainian officials, including my friend and colleague Minister Reznikov, to learn about Ukraine's most pressing security needs,” Anand said during the press conference. 

Canada is just one country, along with Poland and Finland, that is considering sending Ukraine the German-made battle tanks but cannot do so unless Berlin grants approval.

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