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Abrams tanks will soon arrive in Ukraine, US announces

Ukraine will soon receive Abrams battle tanks, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced on Tuesday.

“Together we're getting Ukraine what it needs when it needs it. Together we are rushing Ukraine the security assistance that it needs for the current counteroffensive,” Austin told a high-level meeting of NATO allies and partners at the Ramstein air base in Germany.

He said so far the US and its allies have committed more than $76 billion in direct security assistance to Ukraine’s defense, and promised that they will step up their military support.

“I’m also pleased to announce that the M1 Abrams tanks that the US had previously committed to, will be entering Ukraine soon,” Austin said.

Around 50 defense ministers and senior officials are attending the meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group, including new Ukrainian Defense Minister Rustem Umerov.


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