German And American Tanks Are Headed for Ukraine

For months, Ukraine pressed western allies for state-of-the-art tanks. For months, Germany and the U.S. resisted. That changed Wednesday.

Both countries have now promised to send tanks to Ukraine. The German-made Leopard II and American-made Abrams tanks are considered the best in the world.

NPR’s Rob Schmitz in Berlin and Greg Myre in Washington explain how Ukraine’s allies changed their minds.

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