Ukraine has repeatedly pleaded for tanks to fight Russia — its Western allies could now be ready to provide them

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“I think that the Germans eventually are going to cave and deliver these Leopard 2 tanks,” Samuel Ramani, a geopolitical analyst and associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, told CNBC Monday, noting that there had been “general movement towards supplying heavier artillery and battle tanks to the Ukrainian military." A supply of modern Western tanks, Ramani believed, would “help undo one of Russia’s critical advantages in this war, which has been an overwhelming advantage in terms of artillery fire,” but he said the timing of any deliveries would be crucial....