US to send dozens of Abrams tanks to Ukraine

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The US is sending 31 of its sophisticated M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine after months of diplomatic and defence talks, officials announced on Wednesday. The move comes after Germany earlier said it would send an initial 14 Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine and the UK announced it would send 14 Challenger 2 tanks, in joint moves the White House hailed as “closely co-ordinated”. Read more What are the Leopard and Abrams tanks that Volodymyr Zelenskyy wants? A senior US administration official said that Abrams tanks are the “best in the world.”“This is a tremendous new capability that Ukraine will be getting to boost its long-term defences,” the official said. The administration's decision to send the Abrams tanks was quickly met with bipartisan support from a usually polarised Congress.
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