What to know about M1 Abrams tanks and why they matter to Ukraine


Kyiv has pleaded with its partners to send Western heavy battle tanks that could play in its favor on the front lines. The U.S. main battle tank, in service since 1980, is among the most powerful in the world. In modern versions of the vehicle, layers of depleted uranium armor provide substantial protection to those inside.
The Kremlin, commenting Wednesday on a possible…

This story appeared on washingtonpost.com, 2023-01-25.
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