The allies’ ‘tank coalition’ will send sophisticated tanks to Ukraine to help kyiv.
Germany agreed to send 14 Leopard tanks. The US will send 31 Abrams armored vehicles, plus the battle tanks of other European partners, which would mean around 80 units; enough to equip two Ukrainian tank battalions.
A trump card for Zelenski in the face of the feared Russian offensive
A trump card for President Volodímir Zelenski who has asked for speedy delivery in the face of the feared Russian offensive and to retake the initiative on the battlefield.
“The key now is the speed in the delivery and the number of tanks, which will determine the training of our military. We must form a tank fist, a fist of freedom, that prevents tyranny from rising again,” said President Volodimir Zelensky, in his daily statement.
The Pentagon will begin military training
The Pentagon says it will start training Ukrainian military before a Russian offensive in the spring.
“These tanks will take several months to arrive in Ukraine. The Leopard tanks will not take as long as the Abrams. But we are not wasting time. The Pentagon will start training the Ukrainian troops who will drive the tanks very soon, so that they will be ready as soon as possible. get to the battlefield,” said John Kirby, White House spokesman for homeland security.
A turning point in the fight against Russia
For kyiv, the arrival of these tanks will be a turning point in the fight against Russia.
However, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov assured that “they will burn like all the others.” Russia claims that the West’s plan is doomed to failure.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that the plan to send tanks to Ukraine is “extremely dangerous” and ruins the possibility of peace talks.
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