Tanks a Lot

They needed that.

After months of reluctance, Germany reportedly plans to send tanks to Ukraine. Reports suggest German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has decided to send at least 14 Leopard 2 tanks. He is set to speak in parliament on Wednesday morning. Ukrainian officials say they are urgently in need of heavier weapons, adding that they hope German tanks will be a game-changer on the battlefield.

Factbox: Tanks for Ukraine: who is lining up to send them to Kyiv? | Reuters:

Jan 25 (Reuters) – Germany, the United States and more allies are poised to announce plans to send tanks to Ukraine, officials and sources say, after Britain said it would send its Challenger 2 tanks and Poland pressed Berlin for approval to send German-built tanks.

Ukraine has until recently faced resistance to its requests for main battle tanks to fight against invading Russian forces.

U.S. officials say Washington is poised to send dozens of its M1 Abrams battle tank, reversing its previous position. The tank has a 120 mm smooth bore gun.