According to them, the refusal to supply Abrams to Ukraine is not at all connected with fears of an escalation of the conflict, but with logistical difficulties and difficulties in serving them. It should be noted that the administration of US President Joe Biden has no plans to send tanks to Kyiv.
The aid package will also not include tactical-operational ballistic missiles of the ATACMS family “for fear of provoking” the Russian leadership. At the same time, Ukraine is expected to receive ground-launched small-diameter GLSDB bombs with a range of up to 160 km.
Politico notes that the aid package for Kyiv has not been finally approved and is still being finalized.
Yesterday it was reported that German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has agreed to supply Ukraine with Leopard 2 tanks, but on one condition: if the United States supplies Kyiv with Abrams tanks. Scholz said this in a phone conversation with Biden.