The delivery of M1 Abrams tanks from the United States to Ukraine may take months, the spokesman for the National Security Council at the White House, John Kirby, confirmed, quoted by BTA.

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Earlier today, President Joe Biden announced that the US would send 31 modern tanks of this model to Kyiv to help it repel Russian invaders.

Delivery of the M1 Abrams could be a long process, Biden admitted at the same time.

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His administration officials, quoted by Reuters, said it would take months, not weeks.

The decision of the United States to supply Ukraine with "M1 Abrams" is defined as a major reversal.

Earlier, the Biden administration has repeatedly said that it does not intend to send such heavy tanks to Kyiv.

John Kirby explained the change in plans to the changed conditions on the battlefield.

Ukraine should be ready for the moment when the weather will improve and the Russian offensive will gain speed, he explained.

Kirby said he does not expect Russia to retaliate against NATO in response to the alliance's announced tank deliveries to Ukraine.

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