Russian Diplomat Claims Western Tanks Won’t Have An Impact On the Ukrainian Battlefield

Konstantin Gavrilov, the head of the Russian Delegation in Vienna on Arms Control, believes that Western tanks being sent to Ukraine won’t impact the situation in Ukraine. He said the following on a live broadcast on the Rossiya-24 TV Channel:

“There is nothing good in the deliveries and potential deliveries of these tanks but this should not be perceived as a disaster. They won’t change anything on the front line. Our resolve has been proven.”

The diplomat added, “all this has been over-exaggerated.”

“All this hype is being made to subordinate Europe, really enable the Americans to be least of all engaged in that and unleash Europe against it [Russia],” he continued.

Back on January 25, the Biden regime announced that it would send 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine. In tandem, the German government announced that it would deploy 14 Leopard tanks from the country’s stockpiles to Ukraine and allow other countries to re-export these tanks. On January 25, the Norwegian and Slovakian defense ministries announced their plans to send tanks to Ukraine. Previously, France, Poland, and the United Kingdom announced their plans to send tanks to Ukraine.

Russian Ambassador to Germany Sergey Nechayev criticized Berlin’s decision to send tanks to Ukraine, describing it as “extremely dangerous.” The Russian envoy stated that this move “brings the conflict to a new level of confrontation.”

According to a TASS report, “Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said on January 24 that Russian troops would wipe out American M1 Abrams tanks like any other NATO military equipment, if the US administration decided to deliver them to Ukraine.” 

Sending tanks to Ukraine represents another escalation on the Collective West’s part. While these tanks will give Ukraine a temporary boost, this move will prompt Russian authorities to ratchet up their response and potentially expand their aims in Ukraine. 

If the West wants peace in Ukraine, it needs to stop arming the Zelensky regime to the teeth. From there, it needs to facilitate a negotiated settlement between Russia and Ukraine.

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