Austin: US to donate old refurbished Abrams tanks from Pentagon inventory
The United States will supply Ukraine with Abrams tanks from the Pentagon warehouses, which will first be converted for export, said US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.
Austin said at a congressional hearing that the Abrams tanks for Ukraine would be stockpiled and the tanks would be redesigned to be exportable. According to him, all this is not being done as part of new purchases, tanks will not be built from scratch, RIA Novosti reports.
Earlier, the New York Times reported that the United States decided to send old M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine in the fall, towards the end of the year.
Source: VZ News