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After months of debate and pressure from the west, German officials are set to agree to a plan to send advanced Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, providing Ukrainian forces with much-needed military support as Russia’s invasion nears its one-year anniversary and as fears mount of a potential spring offensive.

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Tuesday agreed to send the Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, in a decision that also allows other European countries, including Poland, to send Leopard tanks in their arsenals to Ukraine.

The decision sets up a debate in the German Parliament Wednesday morning that would finalize an agreement to send the tanks.

Ukrainian officials had been urging Germany to send the tanks for months in preparation for a speculated Russian offensive this spring, with President Volodymyr Zelensky arguing

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