© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The logo of German defence and automotive group Rheinmetall is seen at the building of Rheinmetall Air Defence AG in Zurich, Switzerland February 28, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
BERLIN (Reuters) – German defence company Rheinmetall has requested government approval to export 88 Leopard 1A5 tanks to Ukraine, German newspaper Die Welt wrote on Monday citing documents.
A Rheinmetall spokesman declined to comment on the report.
Earlier on Monday a defence source told Reuters that Rheinmetall had also sought a license to export 100 old Marder infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine.
Rheinmetall seeks permit to export Leopard tanks to Ukraine