WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland will ask Germany for permission to ship Leopard tanks to Ukraine, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki mentioned Monday.

Morawiecki did not specify when the request might be made. He mentioned that Poland is constructing a coalition of countries able to ship Leopards.

Even when there isn’t a permission from Germany, Warsaw will take its personal choices, he mentioned, with out elaborating.

German International Minister Annalena Baerbock instructed French TV channel LCI on Sunday that Poland hasn’t formally requested for Berlin’s approval to share a few of its German-made Leopards, however added “if we have been requested, we might not stand in the best way.”

Concerning Baerbock’s feedback, Morawiecki mentioned that “exerting stress is sensible” and that her phrases are a “spark of hope” that Germany could even participate within the coalition.

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