France has so far agreed to send AMX-10 RCs armoured combat vehicles, but stopped short of committing to sending their Leclerc main battle tanks. France meanwhile argues their Leclerc tank is heavy on maintenance making it difficult to create a logistical chain in Ukraine. Russia yesterday lashed out at the decision of the US and Germany to send tank battalions to Kyiv, threatening to escalate the war beyond the borders of Ukraine. Zelensky has praised the US and German commitments to send tanks and urged allies to provide large quantities of tanks quickly. The promise of tanks comes as both Ukraine and Russia are expected to launch new offensives in the war.
Source: The Nation January 27, 2023 00:06 UTC