US to speed up delivery of Abrams tanks to Ukraine with first batch now due ‘by the autumn’

Women take a picture atop a destroyed Russian tank during an exhibition displaying destroyed Russian military vehicles in Kyiv. Photo: Gleb Garanich

Mike Stone

The United States plans to speed up the delivery of Abrams tanks to Ukraine, a Pentagon official said yesterday, providing the vital equipment to Kyiv as soon as this autumn to defend itself against Russian forces.