Blinken announced the work of the United States with NATO countries on the supply of weapons to Ukraine

Earlier, CNN and The New York Times reported that the United States, at the request of Zelensky, was organizing the transfer of Soviet tanks to Ukraine. Blinken did not confirm these data, but assured that Washington is doing everything to ensure the defense of Ukraine.

Anthony Blinken

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US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken refused to confirm media reports about the country’s participation in sending Soviet tanks to Ukraine. In an interview with CNN, he emphasizedthat Washington and NATO countries are helping Kiev to obtain the necessary weapons.

“In general, what we are trying to do is to make sure that the Ukrainians have the necessary systems that they can use right away,” the diplomat said.

NYT learned about US readiness to help supply Ukraine with Soviet tanks

April 1 The New York Times source informedthat the US administration, at the request of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, is working with allies to transfer Soviet-made tanks to Ukraine for use by the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Donbass. According to source CNN, we are talking about T-72 tanks, which the Ukrainian military has experience with, and they will be delivered from countries that are US partners in NATO, this is a matter of “several days, not weeks.” Neither CNN nor NYT named the number of cars to be delivered to Ukraine.

According to the Pentagon, the United States has provided more than $2.3 billion in military aid to Ukraine since Joe Biden came to power.