Tanks Included in New Aid Package for Ukraine

Refurbished tanks will come from the Czech Republic.

The Pentagon announced that the U.S. is paying for Czech Republic tanks to be refurbished as part of new aid to Ukraine. The Netherlands will split the total cost of approximately $400 million to repair about 90 T-72 tanks.

The Pentagon spokeswoman Sabrina Singh said, “These tanks are coming from the Czech Republic defense industry, and the United States is paying for 45 of those to be refurbished, and the government of the Netherlands is matching our commitment and will provide an additional 45 tanks.“ She added, “These will be the most technically advanced tanks on the battlefield.” Officials estimate that the tanks will arrive early next year. 

Some military experts have questioned why the U.S. has not sent Abrams tanks to Ukraine since thousands from the Gulf War sit in storage. A former tank commander stated that these tanks demand technical skill and maintenance that would require months of training for Ukraine crews to operate and repair, not to mention the supply of spare parts that would be necessary.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for the president and his military advisors as aid continues to be provided to Ukraine.
  • For Defense Secretary Austin as he oversees the Pentagon and U.S. Armed Forces.
  • For U.S. officials and allied partners as they collaborate on support to Ukraine.

Sources: The Hill, Washington Times, Reuters, Washington Examiner 


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