The United States will work with allies to switch Soviet-made tanks to Ukraine to bolster its defenses within the Donbas area, the New York Occasions reported on Friday, citing a US official.
The transfers, requested by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, would start quickly, the unnamed official stated, based on the Occasions. The official declined to say what number of tanks could be despatched or from which nations they might come, the paper stated.
The Pentagon declined to remark to Reuters. The White Home didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
The tanks would enable Ukraine to conduct long-range artillery strikes on Russian targets within the Donbas area of southeastern Ukraine bordering Russia, the official stated, based on the Occasions.
It marks the primary time within the struggle that the US has helped switch tanks, the newspaper stated.