The US government considers it expedient to provide Ukraine with Soviet rather than Western tanks under the current circumstances.

APA informs that this was stated by Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper at a press conference.

"We completely agree that Ukraine needs a tank... The simplest option in terms of rapid supply is the delivery of Soviet-style tanks.

Ukrainians are already exploiting these tanks.

And most importantly, they can repair them, spare parts are available.

"The main problem with Western-style tanks is related to maintenance and supplies," Cooper said.