Allies Pile Pressure on Germany Over Tanks for Ukraine

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Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III announced a $2.5 billion aid package for Ukraine and reiterated America’s commitment to supporting Ukraine’s fight against Russia during a meeting with Western defense officials in Germany.CreditCredit…Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

BERLIN — With the clock ticking on an expected announcement of whether more Western tanks would be sent to Ukraine, negotiators from Kyiv’s allies were still trying to reach a consensus.

Despite mounting pressure from many European allies, it was unclear whether Berlin would send some of its Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine or allow other European nations to send their own supplies of the German-made vehicle to the fight.

Boris Pistorius, Germany’s new defense minister, said during a break in negotiations at Ramstein…

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