Germany approves long-awaited delivery of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine as US finalizes plans to send Abrams

Germany approves long-awaited delivery of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine as US finalizes plans to send Abrams

CNN — Germany confirmed it will send a long-requested contingent of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine as a major sign of support for Kiev, which is expected to be matched by the United States. The announcement by Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Wednesday, coupled with an expected US decision to send about 30 M-1 Abrams tanks … Read more

Ukraine corruption scandal: US pledges ‘rigorous scrutiny’ of aid

Ukraine corruption scandal: US pledges ‘rigorous scrutiny’ of aid

The United States pledged on Tuesday to closely monitor how Ukraine spends billions of dollars in aid following a damaging corruption scandal that led to a series of layoffs in Kiev. While Washington said it had no evidence Western funds were being misused, US State Department spokesman Ned Price promised there would be “rigorous monitoring” … Read more

Kiev targets graft as Poland asks Berlin to fix Ukrainian tanks

Kiev targets graft as Poland asks Berlin to fix Ukrainian tanks

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A high-level shakeup in Ukraine’s government has cost nearly a dozen senior officials their jobs as the country’s president on Tuesday sought to root out entrenched corruption as he battled the Russian invasion. The crackdown came when Poland formally requested permission from Germany to transfer a modest number of Leopard 2 … Read more