US to deliver M1 Abrams battle tanks to Ukraine
26 January 2023 | 1:36 pm
US President Joe Biden said Washington would send Ukraine 31 of the powerful battle tanks. The announcement, marking a policy U-turn, followed a similar move by Germany.
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