© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Military M1A1 Abrams tanks attend NATO enhanced Ahead Presence battle group army train Crystal Arrow 2021 in Adazi, Latvia March 26, 2021 REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
(Reuters) – The Kremlin stated on Wednesday that any Abrams battle tanks equipped to Ukraine by the USA would “burn”, dismissing the anticipated supply as an costly folly.
U.S. officers informed Reuters on Tuesday that Washington was poised to ship dozens of its M1 Abrams battle tanks to Ukraine, reversing its earlier place. The report comes after Germany seemed set to ship its Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine after initially resisting the request.
Talking at a every day briefing with reporters, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated that whereas the Abrams shipments weren’t confirmed, they’d be a waste of cash.
“I’m sure that many consultants perceive the absurdity of this concept. The plan is disastrous when it comes to expertise,” he stated.
“However above all, it overestimates the potential it’ll add to the Ukrainian military. These tanks burn identical to all of the others,” he added.
Kyiv has for months requested for Western tanks that it says it desperately wants to provide its forces the firepower and mobility to interrupt by way of Russian defensive traces and recapture occupied territory within the east and south.