Biden: US will send 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine

Biden: US will send 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine

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

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

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.

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.


Sign up for our free newsletter

Let’s get started read our news at facebook messenger > > > Click here for subscribe

While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website and to the website of a foreign media outlet. Citing and using materials in offline media, mobile apps, Smart TV are allowed only with written permission from Ukrinform. News and publications marked as "Advertisement" and "PR" and articles in the section "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2023 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica

Extended searchHide extended search
By period: