BREAKING News - President Biden confirms U.S. is sending 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine.
The United States announced on Wednesday (January 25) it will supply Ukraine with 31 advanced M1 Abrams tanks worth $400 million in a matter of months, a decision that helped break a diplomatic logjam with Germany over how best to help Kyiv in its war against Russia.
President Joe Biden announced the decision at the White House, and thanked Germany for its decision to supply Ukraine with Leopard 2 tanks. "Germany has really stepped up," he said.
"Putin expected Europe and the United States to weaken our resolve. He expected our support of Ukraine to crumble with time. He was wrong. He was wrong. He was wrong from the beginning, he continues to be wrong. We are united. America's united, and so is the world,” Biden said of the U.S. and European allies.
The United States had been cool to the idea of deploying the difficult-to-maintain Abrams tanks but had to change tack in order to persuade Germany to send its more easily used Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.
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