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Politico called the reasons for the delay of the West with the transfer of tanks to Ukraine

American tank M1A2 Abrams

M1A2 Abrams

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The Ukrainian authorities insist on receiving tanks of American or German production as part of military assistance. However, the leadership of the US and Germany is in no hurry to satisfy Kyiv’s wishes in this area. About this on Thursday, September 22, told Politico informed sources.

According to the interlocutors of the publication, national security officials in the United States and Germany are delaying the transfer of tanks to Kyiv, partly because of the potential difficulties with the development of this equipment by the Ukrainian military, partly because of problems with logistics when delivering combat vehicles to Ukraine.

At the same time, official Kyiv continues to demand the supply of American Abrams or German Leopards, hoping with their help to achieve success in the course of hostilities against the RF Armed Forces and the forces of the Donbass republics.

However, for now, Ukraine receives only Soviet-made armored vehicles, Politico recalled. For example, Poland handed over about 250 T-72 tanks to the Ukrainian authorities, having received the opportunity to purchase the same number of Abrams tanks from the United States.

Earlier, the President of Ukraine criticized the German authorities for the fact that they show no desire to supply tanks and other armored vehicles to Kyiv. The Ukrainian leader noted that Germany, as an independent state, should not depend on other countries for the supply of weapons, and also called on Berlin to become an example for other countries, supporting Kyiv.

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