Heads of France and Germany meet in Paris amid strained relationship over war in Ukraine

The heads of Germany and France met in Paris on Sunday to mark their decades-long friendship, regardless of strains within the relationship over the conflict in Ukraine.

The sixtieth anniversary of the Élysée Treaty comes as Kyiv has known as on its allies for extra highly effective arms, comparable to tanks, to struggle Russian forces.

Berlin has thus far resisted Ukraine’s request for Leopard 2 tanks, with experiences claiming that it’s going to solely ship them if Washington does the identical.

However Germany has mentioned it won’t “oppose” Poland’s willingness to ship Leopard tanks to Ukraine if Warsaw asks for permission.

“If we have been requested, we might not oppose it,” mentioned German Overseas Minister Annalena Baerbock on Sunday throughout an interview in Paris on French TV channel LCI.

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has mentioned that if Germany didn’t comply with the switch of Leopard tanks to Ukraine, Poland was ready to construct a “smaller coalition” of nations that will go forward and ship the autos.

France has already agreed to ship mild tanks to Ukraine, and has mentioned that it may quickly ship Leclerc heavy tanks.

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