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Ukraine to Germany: Send armored vehicles now

By Isabelle Khurshudyan, Loveday Morris, Emily Rauhala and Dan Lamothe

13 Sep 2022 · 6 min read

Editor's Note

Ukrainian leaders are pressuring Germany to send the kind of heavy weapons that could make a decisive difference in the war. But Germany’s government is unwilling. This Washington Post reports.

KYIV, Ukraine - Ukraine's ability to expel Russian forces from its country as soon as possible now depends largely on Germany and its willingness to send desperately needed armor, a senior adviser to President Volodymyr Zelensky said Tuesday.

But Germany is balking, causing deep frustration in Kyiv. It is an echo of the earliest days of the invasion, when Berlin was derided for offering helmets when Ukraine needed heavy weapons.

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