Welp, there it is.
The 31 M1A1 Abrams tanks, which amount to one Ukrainian tank battalion, will expand on the more than $26 billion the U.S. has committed to Kyiv's fight since Russia invaded nearly a year ago.The U.S. will also provide eight M88 recovery vehicles that support the M1A1 Abrams. The Biden administration will also send more than 500 armored vehicles of various types to bolster Ukraine's military.
Imagine the videos: The US military's main battle tank since 1980 shooting Russian tanks on foreign soil.
When you combine this news with this 👇
It starts painting a picture.
The tanks will reportedly take months to deliver, and there will be costly upkeep requirements. While the Abrams is an effective vehicle, it needs robust maintenance that the Ukrainian military is unlikely to fully provide.
Germany also announced Wednesday that it will send 14 of its Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.