As part of its military aid to Ukraine, Germany has announced that it will provide at least 100 Leopard 1 tanks, which were once used by the German army and others.

In response to these moves, the Russian side has warned that "the conflict may expand to an unpredictable level."

The Russian army, which continues to invade Ukraine, is believed to be continuing a fierce battle with the Ukrainian army, aiming to seize Bakhmut, one of the Ukrainian strongholds in the eastern Donetsk region.

As the fighting intensified, German Defense Minister Pistorius visited Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, on the 7th and announced that he would provide at least 100 Leopard 1 tanks in addition to the Leopard 2 main battle tanks that he had already decided to provide.

It is expected that 20 to 25 cars will be provided by the summer of this year, and that there will be more than 100 cars by the first half of next year.

According to German media, the Leopard 1 was produced between the 1960s and 1980s and is older than the Leopard 2.

Although it is no longer in service with the German army, the German government sees it as a rugged main battle tank that would be useful in boosting Ukraine's defenses.

Russia's Defense Minister Shoigu said at a meeting held on the 7th that the United States and its allies are trying to prolong the conflict as long as possible. There is a possibility," he said.