“According to Spiegel, the Federal Security Council approved the delivery (to Ukraine. -


) of 178 Leopard 1 tanks,” the publication said.

On January 25, German government spokesman Steffen Hebestreit said that Germany would issue permission to other countries to re-export German Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.

Russian Ambassador to Germany Sergei Nechaev said that Germany is determined to permanently escalate the conflict in Ukraine and pump weapons into the Kyiv regime.