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U.S. will supply M1 tanks to Ukraine, as Germany approves Leopards

By Loveday Morris

25 Jan 2023 · 7 min read

Editor's Note

The U.S. has joined Germany in agreeing to send tanks to Ukraine, with Joe Biden hailing a "united" effort. But there's a catch: They may take many months to arrive. The Washington Post explains why.

The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it will send 31 of its premier battle tanks to Ukraine, following agreement with Germany to deliver scores of its Leopard 2 tanks from across Europe. The decisions end months of debate among Western allies and pave the way for a major shift in the balance of power on the Ukrainian battlefield.

Senior administration officials told reporters that the decisions in Washington and Berlin amount to "an impressive display of unity nearly a year into the conflict" with Russia.

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