Germany has made the decision to send Leopard 2 tanks to aid Ukraine in its fight against Russia’s invasion.
Berlin also cleared the way for other European countries to send German-made tanks from their own stocks.
Following Germany’s announcement, the US said it would deliver M1 Abrams tanks.
Ukraine has lobbied Western allies to send the military equipment for months.
BBC Analysis Editor Ros Atkins examines the background to Germany’s decision to send its tanks to Ukraine.
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