Regarding the provision of tanks, which is the focus of military assistance from Europe and the United States to Ukraine, overseas media reported that the German government has decided to provide the tank "Leopard 2" with high attack capability.

In addition, the United States is also considering providing main battle tanks.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video released on the 24th that he is asking Western countries for tanks: "We need more tanks, not 5, 10 or 15. A decision to truly strengthen defense is required," he said, appealing to each country to make a decision promptly.

Under these circumstances, several media outlets such as Germany's influential magazine Der Spiegel reported on the 24th that the German government decided to provide Ukraine with a German-made tank "Leopard 2" with high attack capability.

In addition, several media, including the Wall Street Journal, a leading American newspaper, reported on the 24th that the Biden administration is considering providing the US main battle tank "Abrams" to Ukraine.

The German Scholz administration has so far taken a cautious stance out of concern that public opinion will react against escalating fighting.

The focus is on what kind of decision will be made based on discussions with the United States and others regarding the provision of tanks.