There is still no official statement, but the US is said to be ready to send 30 Abrams M1 tanks to Kiev and Germany to supply the hitherto denied Leopards. The Russian military has said it will destroy US-made tanks and other NATO military equipment if supplied to Ukraine. The Russian military will destroy US-made M1 Abrams tanks and other NATO military equipment if they are supplied to Ukraine, Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov said.
“Throughout the Ukrainian crisis – he said – the administration has repeatedly used the technique of publishing information in the media on the eve of significant deliveries of weapons and equipment to the Kiev regime. An analysis of Washington’s entire sequence of actions shows that the Americans are steadily increasing the level of military assistance to their puppet government.
“If the decision is made to transfer the M1 Abrams to Kiev, American tanks will no doubt be destroyed along with all other NATO military assets,” he continued. “Obviously, Washington is deliberately trying to inflict a strategic defeat on us.” In his words, he continues, the Washington administration is giving the “green light” to the use of US assistance to attack Crimea and “cover up the crimes committed by Ukrainians against the population of the regions of Donbass, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson” .