In an interview with Welt, he noted that at the moment a lot of attention is being paid to Leopard tanks, but more time is needed "for confidential consultations with allies."

“And secondly: the allies are already supplying heavier and more modern weapons systems.

And Germany is one of the allies that has delivered a particularly large number of systems such as Patriots, Marder or IRIS-T, ”the publication says.

Earlier, Stoltenberg said that NATO is not a party to the Ukrainian conflict.

According to Spiegel magazine, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz decided to send Leopard 2A6 tanks to Ukraine.

Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov noted that the possible supply of tanks to Ukraine from Germany does not bode well for relations between the two countries in the future.