How the Ukraine war exposed cracks in Western defence

Germany to send tanks to Ukraine but experts say failure to act sooner reveals divisions in the West’s coalition

A German Leopard 2 tank on exercise in Germany
A Leopard 2 tank on exercise in Germany
(Image credit: Patrik Stollarz/AFP via Getty Images)

Germany has agreed to send 14 tanks to Ukraine following months of hesitancy that has drawn attention to Nato divisions over the extent of the alliance’s involvement in the war.

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