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US to send 31 tanks to Ukraine; Biden says he is not an ‘offensive threat’ to Russia

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Germany also confirmed this Wednesday, the 25th, that it will supply 14 tanks to the Ukrainians

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Ukrainian servicemen ride tanks towards the front line with Russian forces in Luhansk region, Ukraine

You U.S will send 31 M1 Abrams main battle tanks to Ukraine. The announcement was made this Wednesday, 25, by the US government. The armored vehicles should arrive in the European country in a few months. This was a decision that helped to break a diplomatic impasse with the Germany on how best to help Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, in the war against Russia. The President of the USA, Joe Biden, said that the tanks are to help the Ukrainians “improve their ability to maneuver in open terrain”, he stressed. He also thanked Germany for supplying 14 Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. “The expectation on the part of Russia is that we are going to separate”, began Biden about the allies of the American government and Europe. “But we are totally, totally and completely united,” he added. The president also commented that the measure of sending tanks is not an “offensive threat to Russia”, he added. In addition to the two countries, the UK has already offered a dozen Challenger 2 tanks to Ukraine, while France studied the possibility of sending heavy tanks. the government of Norway also announced this Wednesday that it will send Leopard 2 tanks to the Ukrainians, but did not specify the quantity. The Ukrainian presidency praised the decision of Western countries to contribute with the deployment of tanks. “It is a historic day, one of those that will determine our future victory,” Andriy Yermak, head of the presidential office, wrote in the Telegram.

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Source: Jovempan

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