Poland buys used US tanks after Germany row — RT World Information

Warsaw intends to make use of M1 Abrams major battle tanks to replenish its inventory after sending weapons to Kiev 

Poland will buy 116 used M1 Abrams major battle tanks from the US with a purpose to backfill the armored autos it had delivered to Ukraine.  

Warsaw has reached an settlement on the matter with the White Home, Polish Protection Minister Mariusz Blaszczak advised information company IAR on Friday. 

The company reported that the primary US-made tanks could be delivered early subsequent yr and substitute greater than 240 Soviet-era T-72 tanks, which Poland transferred to Ukraine in April.  

Poland initially hoped to replenish its shares with German Leopard 2 tanks. However the deliberate deal didn’t materialize, after which Polish President Andrzej Duda in Might accused Berlin of breaking its phrase.

Steffen Hebestreit, the German authorities’s spokesman, mentioned on the time that Berlin was “perplexed” by the allegations. He advised reporters that Poland requested the most recent Leopard 2A7 tanks, however the German military itself had a comparatively small variety of such autos.

In April, Poland and the US signed a separate deal for Warsaw to buy 250 new Abrams tanks.  

Many Western international locations, together with EU nations, have been supplying Ukraine with heavy weapons after Russia launched a army operation in opposition to the neighboring state in late February.

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