The United States has approved the delivery of the first batch of Abrams tanks to Ukraine. They will arrive in early autumn.
According to him, over the weekend, the United States approved the departure to Abrams.
“They are ready. Now they have to get to Europe and then to Ukraine, along with everything that comes with them. Ammunition, spare parts, fuel equipment, repair facilities. That is, these are not just tanks, this is a complete package that comes together with them. It’s still a work in progress,” he said.
It should be noted that 31 tanks were transferred to Ukraine, they were being repaired and prepared for shipment for several months.
Supply of Abrams to Ukraine.
The United States promised to transfer 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine. First, Washington announced the transfer of the M1A2 version, but later, after a long delivery time, they would provide the M1A1 version that they wanted.
In March, Pentagon officials reported that they wanted to complete the transfer of tanks by the fall of 2023 . Soon, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov announced that American Abrams tanks would not participate in this UAF counteroffensive.
In July, it became known that, according to sources in the Pentagon, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who are being trained in the operation of American Abrams tanks at a base in Germany, could be ready for battle in a few weeks .
Source : RBC