As the West's comprehensive support for Ukraine continues, British Defense Minister asked the German authorities to issue permission to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine.

Iran PressEurope: Germany should green-light the donation of its Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, the U.K.’s defense secretary told MPs.

Ben Wallace confirmed in the House of Commons Monday that the U.K. will send a squadron of 14 Challenger 2 tanks to Ukraine, as part of a larger package of military aid for the country.

Despite repeated calls by its Western partners, the German government has been hesitant so far to deliver Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine.

German arms manufacturer Rheinmetall said on Sunday that it could deliver refurbished Leopard 2 main battle tanks to Ukraine in 2024 at the earliest.

While Poland has announced its intention to send a company of German-made Leopard 2 tanks to the country this year, it needs the approval of the German government. As a rule, the transfer of armaments from German production to third parties must be approved by Berlin.