Defense MinisterAustinSaid today,ukraineThe United States will receive M1 Abrams tanks “soon.” Furthermore, Ukrainian officials said thatRussiaToday air strikes were carried out at many places, resulting in a total of 5 deaths.
According to reports by Agence France-Presse and Reuters, Washington promised to provide these combat vehicles to Kiev authorities earlier this year. It is part of a U.S. commitment to provide more than $43 billion in security assistance in the event of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
“I am … pleased to announce that the M1 Abrams combat vehicle, first committed by the United States, will soon be available,” Lloyd Austin told a meeting of Germany’s Ukraine Defense Liaison Group. Sent to Ukraine.
The vehicles will be equipped with the 120 mm depleted uranium armor-piercing round announced earlier this month.
Depleted uranium munitions have been controversial due to health problems such as cancer and birth defects that have occurred in some war zones where they have been used in the past, although there is no clear evidence that these problems are caused by depleted uranium munitions. Are caused by the material.
On the other hand, local Ukrainian officials said that Russia launched a drone strike in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv this morning, hitting three industrial warehouses, causing a fire and killing at least one person.
Russian forces also shelled the southern city of Kherson. The head of Kherson’s military and political agency said one police officer was killed and two civilians riding on the trolleybus were injured.
Ukraine’s Interior Minister Ihor Klimenko said, “This morning, a 49-year-old police officer was killed by Russian artillery fire in the city of Kherson.”
The Lviv emergency rescue agency said three industrial warehouses caught fire after the attack around 5 a.m. and firefighters extinguished the blaze.
Lviv Mayor Andrey Sadovy said a man working in a warehouse was found under the debris.
“I want to emphasize that these are just ordinary industrial warehouses and do not store military supplies,” Lviv Governor Maxim Kozitsky wrote on the messaging app Telegram.
Kozycki said the Russian military launched 18 drones during the attack, and 15 of them were shot down, including 7 drones flying directly over Lviv Oblast.
The Ukrainian Air Force said Russia sent a total of 30 drones and 1 Iskander ballistic missile into Ukraine overnight, and 27 drones were shot down.
Russia also today dropped a guided aerial bomb on the city of Kupyansk in northeastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian government said that a total of three civilians were killed.