American lawmakers urge U.S. to ship Abrams tanks to Ukraine

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Reuters

By Raphael Satter WASHINGTON (Reuters) – American lawmakers on Sunday pushed the U.S. government to export M1 Abrams main battle tanks to Ukraine, saying that even sending a symbolic number to Kyiv would be enough to push European allies to do the same. Michael McCaul, the newly installed Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told ABC’s “This Week” that “just one” Abrams tank would be enough to prompt allies, notably Germany, to unlock their own tank inventories for the fight against Russia. “Even saying that we’re going to put Abrams tanks in would be enough,” he said. U…

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