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Poland threatened Germany with isolation if Berlin did not supply tanks to Kyiv.

Poland threatened Germany with isolation if Berlin did not supply tanks to Kyiv.

Germany will fall into international isolation if it does not agree to the supply of Leopard tanks to Ukraine, Deputy Foreign Minister of Poland Arkadiusz Mulyarchik told Polish Radio.

On Sunday, Foreign Minister Annalena Burbock said Germany was ready to respond positively to requests from countries to supply German-made tanks to Ukraine, if any arrive.

According to Mulyarchik, this new statement from Berlin showed that the pressure from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the UK and the US had an effect.

“It should be understood that Germany, not agreeing to send tanks to Ukraine, finds itself in international isolation. If they continue to adhere to this position, then their position will be extremely weak,” he said.

As the deputy minister explained, “a big game is being played, concerning not only victory in Ukraine, but also American influence in Europe.

“The Germans and the French understand this well,” he said.

Earlier, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, in an interview with Polsat TV channel, said that Poland could transfer its Leopard tanks to Ukraine without waiting for Germany’s consent. According to him, Warsaw is ready to form a small coalition of countries without the participation of Germany to supply tanks to Kyiv.