German tanks in Ukraine – level 3

02-02-2023 15:00

After days of increasing pressure, Germany decided to send 14 Leopard II tanks to Ukraine. They will also allow other countries to send their German tanks.

The action is the first time since World War II that German battle tanks have appeared on a European battlefield. This fact may not change the war’s end, but it definitely changes the political scenario. Germany’s announcement leads the way for other Western countries to supply help to Ukraine.

Finland, Spain, Poland, Estonia, Norway, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom are also considering sending tanks to fight. For months, Ukraine has been asking Western countries for more modern battle tanks to increase mobility and firepower; however, only time will tell if this united Western effort will help Ukraine push back Russia’s invasion forces.

Russia’s ambassador in Washington warned that any deliveries of US tanks would be an open provocation, and the Kremlin said that this decision would have terrible consequences for the West.

Difficult words: scenario (a development of events), provocation (an action or speech that makes someone angry).

You can watch the video news lower on this page.

What action by the German government led to other Western countries sending tanks to Ukraine?


News in Levels is designed to teach you 3000 words in English. Please follow the instructions

How to improve your English with News in Levels: 


  1. Do the test at Test Languages.
  2. Go to your level. Go to Level 1 if you know 1-1000 words. Go to Level 2 if you know 1000-2000 words. Go to Level 3 if you know 2000-3000 words.


  1. Read two news articles every day.
  2. Read the news articles from the day before and check if you remember all new words.


  1. Listen to the news from today and read the text at the same time.
  2. Listen to the news from today without reading the text.


  1. Answer the question under today’s news and write the answer in the comments.


  1. Choose one person from the Skype section.
  2. Talk with this person. You can answer questions from Speak in Levels.


Stock images by Depositphotos