Tanks crucial to the war? USA are confident of victory
«Can break the back of the Russian military»
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham makes it clear what tank deliveries to Ukraine mean. It is clear to him that they make a full Russian withdrawal more likely.
Published: 7 minutes ago
Updated: 4 minutes ago
According to Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, tanks can decide the war.
Germany supplies Leopard 2 main battle tanks to Ukraine. Lindsey Graham (67), one of the most influential politicians in the US Congress, is certain that this will change the war.
According to the “Spiegel” interview, it is clear to him: “Without the tanks there will be a military stalemate and the Russians have an advantage.” He is sure of victory for Ukraine if they get the tanks.
Leopard-2 main battle tank: These German super tanks are going to Ukraine(00:44)
Defeat Russian military – without own soldiers
“I think we have an opportunity that only comes once in a generation: to break the back of the Russian military without sending American or German soldiers onto the battlefield,” he says. According to him, the Ukrainians can beat the Russians if they are given weapons and intelligence.
But what does Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (70) do when the German tanks arrive? There are repeated threats that Russia will use nuclear weapons if it interferes in the war.
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But Graham counters: “Putin made these threats every time we delivered a new weapon system to Ukraine.” It didn’t happen.
He makes it clear: “The tanks are not there to invade Russia. The rocket launchers are not designed to attack Russia. These weapons are intended to throw an aggressor out of the country.” The US politician sees the war goal as being to liberate all of Ukraine, including Crimea, which was illegally annexed in 2014.
Probably at least a company of tanks
It has not yet been officially announced that Ukraine will receive the tanks. The “Spiegel” reports on the decision, citing unnamed sources. Accordingly, it is about “at least one company Leopard 2A6”. The decision will be officially announced on Wednesday. (eu)
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