The Pentagon announced an additional $ 300 million in military aid for Ukraine . The United States will provide Kiev with state-of-the-art missiles, anti-aircraft systems, drones, armored vehicles and medical supplies to enhance defense against the Russian invasion. But not only that: the US would also be ready to transfer Soviet-made tanks from other allied countries to Ukraine.
The United States will supply Ukraine with tanks
The United States will supply tanks to the Ukrainian army . According to reports from the New York Times, which quotes a senior US official, the Biden administration has agreed to the requests of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to supply tanks to the forces in Kiev.
The US newspaper reports that the US will work with NATO allies to transfer Soviet-made tanks to Ukraine . Tanks similar to the models already in use by the Ukrainian armed forces, which would not need any particular training.
The wagons will be purchased from Eastern European countries and then transferred to Ukraine. It is not clear how many they will be or from which countries they will come, but according to the US newspaper the transfers will start soon.
Tanks to Ukraine: Why it is a Possible Breakthrough in the War
This is a historic decision: if confirmed, it would be the first time that the United States has transferred tanks to Ukraine since the beginning of the war. The novelty may represent a turning point in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
The tanks, specifically requested by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, will allow Kiev to carry out long-range artillery fire. And they will be used to regain ground , regaining control of some areas between Kiev and Chernihiv, but also in the south of the country, vacated after the Russian retreat.
They could also be used for a real counter -offensive by the forces of Kiev, the first since the beginning of the war, even if it is still early to venture hypotheses in this sense.
According to Pentagon sources, cited by the New York Times, a wider and longer conflict is expected, also considering the ongoing reorganization of Russian troops, with a greater use of men and means in the Donbass and in southern Ukraine.
Ukraine, US military aid worth 300 million dollars
What is certain is that the United States will send arms and medical supplies to Ukraine worth $ 300 million . This was announced by the spokesman for the US Department of Defense, John Kirby, after the Pentagon notified the allocation to Congress, speaking of “the beginning of a process that will strengthen the capabilities of the Ukrainian armed forces”.
The aid package also includes medical supplies and materials – gas masks, protective suits and other equipment – useful in case Russia decides to use chemical weapons.
Ben Oakley is the guy you can really trust when it comes to Mainstream News. Whether it is something happening at the Wall Street of New York City or inside the White House in Washington, D.C., no one can cover mainstream news like Ben. Get a daily dose of Trustworthy News by Ben Oakley, only at Globe Live Media.