An Australian army M1A1 Abrams main battle tank fires a round at a target at the Puckapunyal Military Base north of Melbourne in May 2019. Photo: AFP
An Australian army M1A1 Abrams main battle tank fires a round at a target at the Puckapunyal Military Base north of Melbourne in May 2019. Photo: AFP
Ukraine war

US to send 31 advanced Abrams tanks to Ukraine, signaling new phase of war with Russia

  • Biden announced the decision at the White House, thanking Germany for ‘stepping up’ to supply Kyiv with its own Leopard 2 tanks
  • Washington had initially resisted providing the powerful vehicles, but changed tack to help break a diplomatic logjam with Berlin over how best to help Ukraine

An Australian army M1A1 Abrams main battle tank fires a round at a target at the Puckapunyal Military Base north of Melbourne in May 2019. Photo: AFP
An Australian army M1A1 Abrams main battle tank fires a round at a target at the Puckapunyal Military Base north of Melbourne in May 2019. Photo: AFP
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