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U.S. Will Send M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine

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 M1 Abrams tank / Illustrative photo from open sources
M1 Abrams tank / Illustrative photo from open sources

U.S. President Joe Biden officially announced that the United States is sending 31 Abrams tanks and other military equipment to Ukraine.

He said about this in White House during briefing

"Today I’m announcing that the United States will be sending 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, the equivalent of one Ukrainian battalion," Biden said in the presence of Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

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U.S. President Joe Biden, Defense Express
U.S. President Joe Biden: "Yesterday marked 11 months since Russia’s brutal, full-scale invasion of Ukraine; 11 months in which the Ukrainian people have showed Putin and the world the full force of their courage and the indomitable determination to live free. And through every single step of this horrific war, the American people have been strong and unwavering in their support"
Photo for illustration / M1 Abrams tank - Photo - Open Sources
Photo for illustration / M1 Abrams tank - Photo - Open Sources

He noted that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin had recommended this step.

"Abrams tanks are the most capable tanks in the world and they are also extremely complex to operate and maintain. So we are also giving Ukraine the parts and equipment necessary to effectively sustain these tanks on the battlefield," Biden added.

Photo for illustration / M1 Abrams tank - Photo - Open Sources
Photo for illustration / M1 Abrams tank - Photo - Open Sources

He also noted that the United States will begin training the Ukrainian military to operate American tanks.

As reported, the decision to provide Ukraine with Leopard 2 tanks was approved at the meeting of the German Government this morning.

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