The first American-made Abrams tanks have been delivered to Ukraine, two U.S. defense officials said, arriving months ahead of initial estimates, APA reports citing the New York Times.
More M1 Abrams tanks will be sent in the coming months, the officials said, noting that those that were shipped into Ukraine on Saturday represented the first of 31 that the Biden administration has promised to send. The officials would not say how many have been delivered so far.
The two U.S. officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deliveries had not been formally announced. Ukrainian officials declined to comment.