The Netherlands is open to paying for Leopard tanks to be sent to Ukraine as part of a coalition of European and NATO allies, said Dutch Minister of Defense Kajsa Ollongren, according to Bloomberg.
The country previously paid for Soviet-era T-72 tanks from the Czech Republic to be sent to Kyiv, and that approach could be replicated for the German-made Leopard tanks, she said.
"That is definitely something that we would be willing to do," Ollongren told Bloomberg News in an interview from Davos, Switzerland.
Ollongren noted that Poland and Finland have both announced they’re willing to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine as part of a coalition.
"We are all waiting to hear what the German position is on this, but I’m an advocate to trying to find a solution and trying to send tanks to Ukraine," Ollongren said.