According to him, Washington assumes that as the weather improves, “the Russians will want to pick up the pace,” reports RIA Novosti. “We want to make sure that Ukrainians can not only keep the same theme, but also have the opportunity to ask their own questions,” Kirby said.
At the same time, he added that the American tanks promised to Kyiv would not quickly reach Ukraine. This will take “many months,” Kirby said.
Earlier it became known that the United States will transfer 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine. This was officially announced on Wednesday by US President Joe Biden, adding that Kyiv needed tanks for “counter-offensive operations”. The American leader said that the delivery of equipment to Ukraine will take time, but the Americans will soon begin training and training the crews of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
Ukraine will continue to lose in an armed confrontation with Russia, and this is well understood in the White House. This opinion was previously expressed by the former adviser to the US Secretary of Defense, retired Colonel Douglas McGregor, noting that Washington needs the supply of tanks to Kyiv only to delay hostilities.