US Department of Defense: Delivery of 10 Abrams tanks by mid-September

According to the U.S. Department of Defense, 10 of the 31 promised Abrams tanks are still scheduled to arrive in Ukraine by mid-September.

This reported The Kyiv Independent with reference to Politico. As of now, the 10 tanks are in Germany. There they are undergoing a final overhaul and are currently awaiting transport to Ukraine. U.S. Col. Martin O’Donnell told Politico, “The U.S. is committed to expediting the delivery of the 31 tanks to Ukraine by the fall.” In addition, O’Donnell said that in the meantime, a group of about 200 Ukrainian soldiers is undergoing training in Germany to operate the tanks. On Aug. 7, the Pentagon approved delivery of the Abrams tanks. The tanks are intended to support Ukraine’s defense and offensive efforts because they have greater mobility and firepower than Soviet main battle tanks. The deliveries could add momentum to the counteroffensive that has begun to break through Russian defenses. An unnamed official told Politico this is a “tangible success.”

More news from Ukraine:

According to the mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin indicated that its own air defenses will be expanded in light of the increasing number of drone attacks on the Russian capital. “This year we have done a lot to protect Moscow from drones and attempted terrorist attacks,” Sobyanin told representatives of municipal companies, according to the Interfax agency.

Image: President Joe Biden and President Volodymyr Zelensky in the Oval Office of the White House 2.jpg, The White House, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons (image size changed)

Nach oben scrollen