US plans to supply Ukraine with 200 M1A1 Abrams tanks

The United States plans to transfer 200 tanks to Ukraine.

After the statement by Senator Lindsey Graham that the United States was considering the possibility of transferring modern tanks to the Ukrainian army, there was information that the Pentagon had already provided for such a possibility and in the near future would begin to remove about 200 M1A1 Abrams tanks from storage. The transfer of this military equipment is unlikely to become possible before next year.

“I hope that in the coming days we can do something to provide the Ukrainian defense forces with more modern tanks”Lindsey Graham said.

The key problem for the Ukrainian military is the inability to operate American military armored vehicles, and therefore, instant deliveries of these weapons are impossible. However, if the training of the Ukrainian military in the operation of the M1A1 Abrams tanks is allowed, then the latter may well appear in service with the Armed Forces of Ukraine as early as next year.

At the same time, there is evidence that, in fact, the American tanks being withdrawn from service are planned to be transferred not to Ukraine, but to a number of European countries, in order to ensure that Ukraine receives more familiar tanks T-55, T-72, etc. , which is more likely.


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