Heads of France and Germany meet in Paris amid strained relationship over war in Ukraine

The heads of Germany and France met in Paris on Sunday to mark their decades-long friendship, regardless of strains within the relationship over the battle in Ukraine.The sixtieth anniversary of the Élysée Treaty comes as Kyiv has referred to as on its allies for extra highly effective arms, resembling tanks, to combat Russian forces.Berlin has to date resisted Ukraine’s request for Leopard 2 tanks, with stories claiming that it’s going to solely ship them if Washington does the identical.However Germany has mentioned it is not going to “oppose” Poland’s willingness to ship Leopard tanks to Ukraine if Warsaw asks for permission.”If we have been requested, we might not oppose it,” mentioned German International Minister Annalena Baerbock on Sunday throughout an interview in Paris on French TV channel LCI.Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has mentioned that if Germany didn’t conform to the switch of Leopard tanks to Ukraine, Poland was ready to construct a “smaller coalition” of nations that might go forward and ship the autos. France has already agreed to ship mild tanks to Ukraine, and has mentioned that it may quickly ship Leclerc heavy tanks. Watch Euronews’ report within the video participant above to study extra.