FILE PHOTO: Ukrainian servicemen stand n on their tanks near the frontline town of Bakhmut © Thomson Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – American lawmakers on Sunday pushed the U.S. government to export M1 Abrams main battle tanks to Ukraine, saying that even sending a symbolic number to Kyiv would be enough to push European allies to do the same.
Michael McCaul, the newly installed Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told ABC’s “This Week” that “just one” Abrams tank would be enough to prompt allies, notably Germany, to unlock their own tank inventories for the fight against Russia.
“Even saying that we’re going to put Abrams tanks in would be enough,” he said.
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WNU Editor: This US Congressman wants to send one Abrams tank to Ukraine to force Germany to send their Leopard 2 tanks …. Send Ukraine tanks to get Germany to do so, McCaul urges (Politico). More here …. McCaul calls on US to send ‘just one’ Abrams tank to Ukraine to spur European support (ABC News).