German tanks in Ukraine – level 2

02-02-2023 15:00

For several months, Ukraine asked western countries for help to fight Russia.

Ukraine asked for more modern tanks, but some countries were afraid to openly help Ukraine. Last week, Germany decided to send 14 modern tanks to Ukraine. Other countries will send their German tanks, too. This event will be the first time since World War II that German tanks will fight in Europe.

Other countries including Finland, Poland, and the United Kingdom are also thinking they may send tanks to Ukraine. Russian officials said that if they do it, they will have a terrible impact on Europe. Russia’s ambassador in United States said that if the US sent tanks to Russia, it would be an open provocation.

Difficult words: tank (a very heavy vehicle to fight), ambassador (a person who lives in a foreign country and he represents his own), provocation (words or actions to make somebody else angry).

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