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Putin Losing 'Thousands' Of Soldiers, Says Ukraine President: 'They Just Throw Them Into The Meat Grinder'
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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has confirmed that his country will send German-made Leopard battle tanks to Ukraine. The decision comes as the U.S. makes plans to deliver Abrams tanks to Ukraine as well. NPR's Berlin correspondent Rob Schmitz joins us now. Rob, so what do we know about Germany's decision?
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SADE: (Singing) No need to ask, he's a smooth operator. CHANG: What follows is a faux, retro '70s-style car commercial, featuring Germany's Leopard 2 tank. And to ease any concerns about sending tanks, the commercial dubs the Leopard, a luxury executive sedan. (SOUNDBITE OF SADE SONG, "SMOOTH OPERATOR") CHANG: Isn't...