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US and Germany Set to Send Tanks to Ukraine, Breaking Deadlock

  • Sending Abrams marks concession so Germany will send its tanks
  • US officials had argued the Abrams wasn’t suited to the war
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Germany to Let Poland Send Leopard Tanks to Ukraine
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The US and Germany are poised to announce they’ll provide their main battle tanks to Ukraine, offering Kyiv a powerful new weapon to counter Russia and overcoming a disagreement that threatened to fracture allied unity.

The Biden administration is expected to announce as soon as Wednesday it will offer Ukraine the M1 Abrams tank, dropping an argument that the vehicle guzzles too much gas and is difficult to operate, two people familiar with the matter said. Germany, which had insisted it didn’t want to be the only one to offer such tanks, will send 14 Leopard 2 A6’s, a person familiar with the decision said on condition of anonymity.