In the United States, they said they would not have time to transfer Abrams tanks to Ukraine before the spring offensive
The United States will not have time to send M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine before the likely spring offensive of the Defense Forces. This was stated by US Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland at a Senate hearing on January 26, «Suspilne« reports.
« require serious training. Even though we approved them yesterday, it will take some time to get them to the battlefield. They won't show up there until the spring offensive», — Nuland said.
She also said that auditors are in Kyiv this week to ensure accountability for U.S. military and financial aid.
Nuland added that the U.S. is ready consider easing anti-Russian sanctions in the event of the withdrawal of Russian troops from the territory of Ukraine.
- The Pentagon announced what weapons, except for Abrams tanks, will come as part of additional security assistance to Ukraine.