NYT: US sends Soviet-made tanks to Ukraine

NYT: US sends Soviet-made tanks to Ukraine

The United States will work with its allies to transport Soviet-made tanks to Ukraine to bolster the country’s military defenses in the Donbass region, the New York Times reported yesterday, citing a US official.

He said the transfer of tanks, requested by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, would begin soon.

The official declined to say how many tanks would be sent or from which countries they would come.

According to the newspaper, the tanks will allow Ukraine to carry out large-scale artillery strikes on Russian targets in the Donbas region of southeastern Ukraine, which borders Russia.

This is the first time in the war that the United States has assisted in the transport of tanks, the NYT notes.

The Pentagon and the White House did not comment on the report

A Pentagon spokesman said yesterday that the Pentagon would provide up to $ 300 million in additional military assistance to Ukraine.

At the same time, the German armed forces Bundeswehr carried anti-aircraft missiles to the NATO battle group in Lithuania to reinforce NATO’s east wing, the military administration said in a Twitter post.

The anti-aircraft missile defense system arrived there on Thursday, according to the tweet.

Bundeswehr leads the NATO battle team in Lithuania.

The group has already been strengthened several times in response to Russia’s war against Ukraine. The Ocelot Air Force’s lightweight air defense system protects ground forces from low-flying fighter-bombers and helicopter gunships.

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