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The first batch of American Abrams tanks arrived in Ukraine

The first batch of American Abrams tanks arrived in Ukraine. This was reported by The New York Times, citing sources in the Pentagon; this information was later confirmed by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky.

The publication's interlocutors did not specify exactly how many Abrams tanks were delivered to Ukraine.

"Abrams" are already in Ukraine and are preparing to strengthen our brigades. I am grateful to the allies for fulfilling the agreements! We are looking for new contracts, expanding the geography of supplies,” Zelensky wrote in his Telegram channel.

The fact that the Pentagon officially approved the delivery of the first batch of Abrams tanks to Kyiv became known in early August. The head of the US Army's supply and procurement service, Doug Bush, then said that the first batch of tanks would arrive in Ukraine in early autumn.

In total, the United States intends to supply Ukraine with 31 Abrams tanks. Politico's sources previously reported that Ukraine will receive the first 10 Abrams in September.