Germany and the US will send tanks to Ukraine as allies work to help Kyiv break battlefield stalemates almost a year after Russia’s invasion.
Germany, US to send tanks to help Ukraine
The United States and Germany have announced plans to send Ukraine dozens of advanced battle tanks, hailed by Kyiv as a potential turning point in its fight to repel Russia’s invasion but denounced by Moscow as an “extremely dangerous” step.
Saying Ukraine now has a “tank coalition”, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy praised the commitments and urged allies to provide large quantities of tanks quickly.
“The key now is speed and volumes. Speed in training our forces, speed in supplying tanks to Ukraine. The numbers in tank support,” he said in a nightly video address on Wednesday.
Andriy Yermak, head of Ukraine’s presidential administration, stressed in a post on the Telegram messaging app that the tank commitments were “only the beginning. We need hundreds of tanks”.