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The war in Ukraine enters a new phase with the shipment of tanks from Europe and the United States


The upcoming arrival of the tanks in Ukraine is a new trick for kyiv in its attempt to stop the Russian Army and retake the initiative on the battlefield, while Russia assures that the Western plan is destined to fail.

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The war in Ukraine has entered a new phase after the announcements of Germany Y USA, which have confirmed that it will send Leopard 2 and Abrams M1 tanks, respectively, to Ukraine to bolster the capability of the Ukrainian Armed Forces against the Russian ones. Specifically, Germany will deliver 14 Leopard 2A6 that are in the arsenal of the German Armed Forces, and the president of the United States, Joe Biden, has announced that his Administration will send 31 tanks Abrams M1.

The upcoming arrival of tanks in Ukraine from Germany and other states is a new trump card for kyiv in its attempt to stop the Russian Army and retake the initiative on the battlefield, while Russia assures that the Western plan is doomed to failure. .

Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny has said that to carry out a new offensive the Army needs at least 300 tanks.

The President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenskyhas thanked in a telephone conversation with the German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, the “important and timely decision” to send tanks and to authorize the re-export of Leopard 2 to other states, in addition to training Ukrainian soldiers in the handling of these modern battle cars.

Zelenski has asked for speed so that the first Leopard tanks do not arrive only in about three months. “Russia is preparing a new wave of aggression with the forces it can mobilize. The occupiers are already increasing the pressure in Bakhmut, Vuhledar (in the Donetsk region) and in other directions. And they want to increase the pressure on a larger scale,” has warned.

Spain it has also joined the European plan to send battle tanks to Ukraine. This was stated by the Defense Minister, Daisy Robleswho has not determined how many tanks would be sent, but has indicated that Spain is willing to coordinate with the allies in everything that is necessary.

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Faced with Ukraine’s gratitude for receiving modern tanks from the West, the Kremlin has assured today that “it is a plan destined to fail.”

The spokesperson, Dmitry Peskovhas argued that tank supplies are “overrated” and will not give the Ukrainian Armed Forces the desired advantage.

In addition, he has reiterated that Western tanks will “burn” in Ukraine, as have other foreign weapons.

The Russian ambassador in Berlin, Sergei Nechaev, has affirmed that Germany has definitively renounced “its historical responsibility”, alluding to the Second World War.

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For his part, the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberghas assured that the supply of modern tanks to Ukraine can “make a significant difference” in the war against Russia.

“I greatly welcome the leadership of US President Joe Biden and the United States in supplying Ukraine with Abrams tanks,” Stoltenberg said in a message on his official Twitter profile.

The Norwegian politician has assured that “NATO allies are united in our support for Ukraine’s self-defence” and has stated that, “along with the Challenger (tank) of the United Kingdom and the Leopard 2 of Germany, this may mark a significant difference in the fight against Russia”.


Source: Eitb

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