US hands over 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine

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US donates 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine

The United States continues to support Ukraine in the war with Russia. US President Joe Biden announced a new package of military assistance to our state, which included M1 Abrams tanks.

The American leader said this during a speech on the extension of military assistance to Ukraine, Channel 24 reports . Ukraine will receive tanks from the US for the first time

The US is providing 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine because it will support Ukraine's ability to defend its territory,
– said Biden.

Joint decision of the US and Germany on tanks

On January 25, the German government made a long-awaited decision for Ukraine – Berlin will provide its Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine and gives “Green light” for the same supplies from the Allies, who are armed with this German equipment.

However, in Berlin, a number of officials have repeatedly stated that Germany will provide its tanks to Ukraine only when the United States resorts to the same step . Therefore, a diplomatic conflict arose between Berlin and Washington. On the eve of the Pentagon said that in the foreseeable future, Abrams tanks do not plan to transfer to Ukraine due to difficulties in maintenance and noted that German and British tanks for the Armed Forces of Ukraine are more suitable.

According to US officials who spoke with the media on conditions anonymity, the provision of Abrams tanks by Washington became a way to resolve the diplomatic conflict with Germany and motivate Berlin to approve a positive decision on the Leopard tanks. We can assume that the United States and Germany jointly decided to provide tanks to Ukraine.

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