One commentator wrote that the tank deliveries amounted to direct NATO involvement in the conflict. He also asked if Ukrainian soldiers can drive these tanks, because the training takes time.
Another author recalled that the most important thing is air supremacy. “These pieces of iron are just targets that will be shot one by one,” he wrote.
Another user wrote that it is impossible to change the situation on the battlefield with several tanks. They are vulnerable to aerial firepower. A heavy armored division must be covered by air defense, otherwise it is just a target for planes.
“With all due respect, no matter what they put in the hands of the Ukrainian losers, any weapon will be useless,” RIA Novosti quoted the commentator as saying.
Commentators also expressed confidence that Russia will take on these tanks. “And we’ll see if these western cars can take the beating,” the user wrote.
On Wednesday, the German government agreed to transfer Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. Permission was also granted for the supply of tanks from third countries. The first Leopard 2 could be delivered in about three months. The training of the Ukrainian army will begin at the end of January and beginning of February.
US President Joe Biden is expected to announce the transfer of US M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine soon.