In another move that will surely increase tensions, the Biden administration (current ruling class) will be sending Abrams tanks to Ukraine. These machines will arrive sometime next week.
There is no shortage of ways to prolong and advance a war, and the current rulers of the United States are most definitely pushing all the buttons. “Next week, the first US Abrams tanks will be delivered in Ukraine,” Biden said before reporters while sitting alongside Zelensky, who was on his second visit to the U.S. since the war began.
During Zelensky’s visit to the White House on Thursday the only positive news Ukraine received was that it is about to imminently take possession of the U.S. Abrams tanks which were long ago promised, according to a report by ZeroHedge. Kiev has long complained about the incredibly slow rate of getting further advanced Western weapons systems.
At the same time, Russia has warned that they will initiate World War 3 if lethal weapons are sent for Ukraine’s use. So far, Russia has not made good on its vows, and the U.S. keeps pushing further across the line.
Western tanks, such as the United Kingdom Challenger II and Germany’s Leopard, have made little discernable difference along the stalemated front lines. Russia has a firm hold over much of the east, has dug in its positions, and established miles of deadly minefields. The initial ten tanks are being transferred from Germany:
Ten of the 70-ton tanks are currently in Germany undergoing final refurbishments, said the DOD official. Once that is complete, they will be shipped to Ukraine.
“The U.S. is committed to expedite delivery of the 31 tanks to Ukraine by the fall,” said O’Donnell. He declined to provide a specific timeline. –Politico
Russian forces will certainly be on the lookout, and targeting the Abrams likely from the air, given recently at least one or more U.K. Challengers were destroyed, it was confirmed early this month. This was a first for the Challenger II, in its history of production, as British defense officials later conceded.
Russia has already destroyed a good number of vehicles and machines sent to Ukraine.
According to statements made by the U.S. rulers, after the first 10 tanks will arrive, the remainder won’t be far behind. This also depends on how many of the Ukrainian tank crews have completed training.