US refuses to supply Zelensky with tanks and fighter jets


During the visit of Vladimir Zelensky to the United States on December 21, he was denied the supply of Abrams tanks and F-16 fighters. This was reported by The New York Times, citing unnamed representatives of the US defense department.


According to the publication, the refusal of the request of the Ukrainian president was motivated by the fact that the Armed Forces of Ukraine have enough tanks and combat aircraft from other countries. For the operation of the named combat equipment qualified personnel are needed to be trained, this can take several months.

Along with this maintenance of high-tech tanks and aircraft, civilian companies are usually engaged, but in the conditions of warfare, Washington does not plan to attract such specialists because of the threat to their safety.

In addition, the newspaper conducted a survey among US officials, most of whom spoke out against the provision of such weapons to Kyiv. Washington does not see Russia's desire to fight the countries of the North Atlantic Alliance and prefers not to give Moscow an extra reason to start a global war.

Meanwhile, Democratic Congressman Jason Crowe, who is a member of the intelligence and military committees, said he was not opposed to providing Ukraine with ATACMS tactical missile systems with a range of about 300 km, as well as F-16 fighters.
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  1. Irek Offline Irek
    Irek (Paparazzi Kazan) 23 December 2022 17: 44
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    They gave him something else, more necessary ...

  2. Nelton Online Nelton
    Nelton (Oleg) 23 December 2022 18: 01
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    Washington does not see Russia's desire to fight the countries of the North Atlantic Alliance and prefers not to give Moscow an extra reason to start a global war.

    Here's what's interesting, as a justification for the need for the SVO, the thesis is put forward that Ukraine was pumped up with weapons, and it would now hit the Russian Federation and reach the Urals, or even the Amur.
    However, the SVO has been going on for 10 months, but Ukraine is still denied the supply of serious weapons.

    What if the Russian Federation was sitting on the defensive, then Ukrainian lads with javelins would have swept it away by an advantage (there was nothing more serious on 24/02).
    However, the 7th month of sitting on the defensive goes on, and with the fight the lads took little (a lot of things were handed over to them without a fight).

    Maybe it’s worth revising both theses, and still admit that, firstly, the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the Russian Federation was extremely unlikely. For the Americans did not and still do not give anything serious for this - a completely reasonable explanation is given above. But even if you overdo it, then it would be possible to prepare to meet them on the defensive, and fight back at least no worse than now in fact?
    1. lemeshkin Offline lemeshkin
      lemeshkin (lemeshkin) 26 December 2022 21: 06
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      Pretty correct reasoning, and even this NWO is very similar to the fulfillment of "international duty" in one Central Asian country.
  3. Alexey Lan Offline Alexey Lan
    Alexey Lan (Alexey Lantukh) 23 December 2022 19: 21
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    Today they didn’t give it, or maybe they did, but they keep it a secret. The Americans cannot be trusted. They are interested in a long war. Zelik will lose seriously, they will add weapons. Our president says that we will not rush. Or maybe it's misinformation for the enemy. So all these reports are not necessarily true.
    1. Nelton Online Nelton
      Nelton (Oleg) 23 December 2022 21: 44
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      Quote: Alexey Lan
      Zelik will lose seriously, they will add weapons.

      This is yes.
  4. Smirnoff Offline Smirnoff
    Smirnoff (Victor) 23 December 2022 21: 05
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    IN THE USA THEY SHONE! The whole world will be covered by videos of BURNING Abrams tanks and American fighters! FANTASTIC in the USA!!! They got scared.
    The United States in Ukraine is already suffering a CRUSHING defeat, and with burning tanks and hundreds of fighters, they will receive world SHAME! That's why the USA got cold feet!!!
    After Ukraine, from Poland, from Romania, from the USA they will come, but Russia is ready to meet them according to the full devastating program !!! We will destroy everyone!
    1. lemeshkin Offline lemeshkin
      lemeshkin (lemeshkin) 26 December 2022 21: 10
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      Come on, but these words are not from the same opera about Serdyukov's "multi-move" and so on?
  5. ALEXANDER UNKNOWN 23 December 2022 21: 48
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    But they gave him the Patriots, that there is another red line ...