This fact is a change of position of the american president After months of insistent arguments from Biden in relation, about the fact that the tanks are complicated to be operated and maintained by the Ukrainian troops.
This decision was made after it became known that Germany agreed to send 14 Leopard 2 A6 tanks to Ukraine; previously the German government had expressed that it would not send these types of tanks unless the United States sent the Abrams.
On the other hand, a package of 400 million dollars in which are included eight M88 recovery vehicleswhich are tank-like traction units that can tow Abrams in a traffic jam.
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Thus, the United States joins France, the United Kingdom, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden, to send hundreds of tanks and armored vehicles with the aim of strengthening Ukraine in this new phase of the war and trying to get through the lines. russian.
Biden, the US and Europe are united to provide aid to Ukraine
The president of the United States asserted that his country and Europe “they are completely united“in his purpose of help Ukraine defend against invasion by Russia.
Biden gave a conference to officially announce that his country is going to send Abrams tanks to Ukraine.
“Abrams tanks are the most efficient in the world, they are extremely complex to operate and maintain, so we are also going to provide Ukraine with the necessary parts and equipment to maintain these tanks on the battlefield.”, explained the US president.
Likewise, Biden specified that his country will begin “as soon as possible” the training of Ukrainian soldiers in the handling and maintenance of these battle tanksthat, according to high-ranking officials of your Government, this training is going to be carried out in a third country that no information was given about which one it is.
Likewise, Biden thanked German Chancellor Olaf Scholz Scholz for his decision to send Leopard tanks as well as referred to his “leadership and commitment” in efforts to support kyiv. “Germany has really stepped forward, the chancellor has been a strong voice for the unity of a close friend”, opined the president of the United States.
He also thanked the United Kingdom for the donation of challenger tanksa France to send AMX-10 RC armored vehiclesa Italy for sending artillery or Latvia for supplying Stinger missilesamong others.
“Together, with our allies and partners, we have fielded more than 3,000 armored vehicles, 8,000 artillery systems, 2 million artillery munitions, and more than 50 advanced multi-launch rocket systems.”, Biden sentenced.
At the end of his speech, a journalist questioned Biden about why he had chosen to announce the shipment of Abrams now and if Germany had forced him to change his mind, because for months his government was opposed to sending this type of tank to Ukraine.
To which Biden smiled and went back to the podium and stated that he made this decision because he wanted to make sure that Washington and its allies are “all together” in their support for Ukraine.
With information from The Associated Press and EFE Agencies.