Signed by dozens of MPs and the chairmen of the most important parliamentary committees, the letter was coordinated by Labor MP Chris Bryant.
Foreign Secretary James Cleverly also stepped up the pressure on Germany. Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson also visited kyiv on Sunday, at the invitation of the Ukrainian President.
London recently decided to send Challenger 2 tanks, which are manufactured in the country. However, the Leopards are considered much more suitable models for the war in Ukraine. These battle tanks could have a significant impact on the battlefield, facing Russian troops.
On Sunday, the head of German diplomacy Annalena Baerbock hinted that Germany “would not oppose” Poland’s willingness to deliver these Leopard tanks. Poland as well as Finland have offered to deliver those they have in kyiv.
However, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has so far refused to comment on the question of these indirect deliveries, as well as on the question of directly supplying Leopards from German stocks.
At a meeting on Friday at the US Ramstein base in Germany, Ukraine’s Western allies pushed back on any decision on the matter, angering kyiv, which criticized their “indecision”.