Germany will provide 14 Leopard 2 tanks from its own stocks as part of a first shipment to Ukraine, according to a government statement.
"The goal is to quickly assemble two tank battalions with Leopard 2 tanks for Ukraine," the statement said. Deliveries from European partners are to make up the remainder.
Germany confirmed that it will authorize the re-export of Leopard 2 tanks from other countries. Re-export of German-made weapons requires permission from the German government under national law.
"Germany will give the partner countries that want to quickly deliver Leopard 2 tanks from their stocks to Ukraine the corresponding authorizations to transfer them," reads the statement.
Poland has been pushing Germany to allow it to send some of its Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, and formally requested permission to do so on Tuesday.
Germany will also host Ukrainian tank crews so they can learn about the Leopard 2.
"The training of the Ukrainian crews is to begin quickly in Germany," reads the statement. "In addition to training, the package will also include logistics, ammunition and maintenance of the systems."