Like Germany, US will provide heavy tanks to Ukraine

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Washington (AFP) - The United States announced Wednesday that it will provide 31 Abrams tanks to help Ukraine repel Russia's invasion, mirroring a similar move by Germany in the face of dire warnings from Moscow. The twin announcements will come as a major relief for Kyiv which has pleaded for months for heavy Western tanks to aid its battle. The US pledge came hours after Germany -- which reportedly sought a US commitment of tanks before agreeing to send its own -- approved the long-sought delivery of its powerful Leopard 2s to Ukraine. Unlike the German tanks, however, the M1 Abrams will be ...

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