Thanks to the west, Ukraine now has more tanks in their country to defend themselves with than the invading Russians.
Jack Detsch of Foreign Policy tweeted:
NEW: Ukraine has more tanks available in country than Russia, thanks to European deliveries of Soviet-era T-72 tanks: senior defense official
U.S. has NO tanks to give Ukraine because 🇺🇦 military is using Soviet-era equipment.
— Jack Detsch (@JackDetsch) April 21, 2022
It is beyond impressive that the west has been able to unify and give Ukraine the sort of equipment advantage at least in terms of tanks, that they need to potentially win the war against Putin.
As noted above, none of these tanks came from the US because the Ukrainians are using Soviet-era equipment.
None of this would be happening without Joe Biden in the White House.
Biden has built an international coalition that has stood up to Putin and walked the walk as it relates to supporting Ukraine.
Putin expected to overwhelm Ukraine with his military advantages, but nearly two months later, those advantages are vanishing, and the Ukrainians continue to fight.
The Ukrainian people would never have been able to continue the fight without the West’s support. When democracies stand together, they are stronger than any authoritarian.
Putin continues to slaughter innocent people and commit war crimes but has already lost his war of choice in Ukraine.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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