America will give 31 modern tanks to Ukraine Abrams M1. United States President Joe Biden announced this at a briefing. He warned that the transfer of the tanks could take several months.
Kyiv will also receive 8 repair and recovery vehicles for servicing the M1 Abrams tank. The White House announced the start of work on a program to prepare Ukrainian soldiers for operating tanks.
The US President said that the Ukrainian army is preparing to retaliate, so they need powerful armored vehicles. The US President said that in order to liberate Russian-occupied territories, Ukraine’s military must be able to counter Russia’s changing strategy and tactics with a new approach.
According to Biden, On the morning of 25 January, he held a lengthy consultation with NATO allies including German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. He said that the leaders of the allied countries want the fighting in Ukraine to end. Biden said, “We all want an end to the fighting, but it has to be on terms fair to Kyiv.”
The tanks for Ukraine will be bought from manufacturers, and not drawn from existing stockpiles, The Washington Post wrote, citing White House officials.
Biden also said that the United States expects an increase in Russian offensive operations in Ukraine in the coming weeks. A new package of weapons, including tanks and combat vehicles, should help Ukraine change its war strategy, told CNN American and Western officials.
Earlier in the day, Germany announced its decision to provide modernized Leopard 2A6 battle tanks to Ukraine. This was announced at a government meeting by Chancellor Olaf Scholz. Berlin would also allow the re-export of the tanks to other countries. This will allow you to quickly complete at least two battalions. Berlin also allowed the re-export of its tanks to other EU countries.
“Germany did not let me change my mind. We wanted to make sure that we stay together, ”the president replied to a question about why he decided to announce the transfer of tanks now and that the German government would do the same. How is it related to the decision of
In total, NATO countries will transfer more than a hundred modern tanks to Ukraine, said Mikhail Podolyak, an adviser to the presidential office.
At least 10 European countries will join the tank alliance. Netherlands are planning Transfer 18 Leopards, Poland – 14, Norway – 8. Spain could become the largest supplier and, according to El Mundo, is considering the transfer of up to 53 cars.
In addition, the UK will provide Kyiv with 14 Challenger-2 tanks, as well as hundreds of armored vehicles and one FV-432 armored personnel carrier.