Introduction by Fabio Giuseppe Carlo Carisio
In the end Berlin decided to send the Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, after a lot of hesitation and a week of pressure from NATO countries, but only following the agreement signed with the USA which expressed their intention to send more number of M1 Abrams tanks.
This change in military strategy thus partially healed the first “cracks” that appeared within the Atlantic Alliance for Germany’s resistance to single-handedly assume responsibility for a massive shipment of tanks in fear of direct reprisals by Russia .
This is another step towards the escalation of the war so feared by Twitter tycoon Elon Musk as by the Patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Moscow who has made apocalyptic predictions about the risk of nuclear war.
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Russia will destroy Abrams tanks if Kiev gets them — ambassador
WASHINGTON, January 25. /TASS/. The Russian armed forces will destroy US-made M1 Abrams tanks and other NATO military equipment if they are supplied to Ukraine, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said.
“Throughout the Ukrainian crisis, the administration repeatedly used the technique of publishing information in the media on the eve of significant deliveries of weapons and equipment to the Kiev regime. An analysis of the entire sequence of Washington’s actions shows that the Americans are constantly raising the ‘bar’ of military assistance to their puppet government. This is especially clear when the Russian Armed Forces gain new victories and confidently liberate the territory of Russia from the Nazi threat,” the ambassador said, when asked to comment on the planned delivery.
“If a decision to transfer to Kiev M1 Abrams is made, American tanks without any doubt will be destroyed as all other samples of NATO military equipment,” he continued. “Obviously, Washington is deliberately trying to inflict strategic defeat on us.”
In his words, the Washington administration is giving “green light” for using US assistance to attack Crimea and “covers crimes committed by radicals against population of Donbass, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions.”
“A growing number of officials and experts in America admit: it is all about U.S. “proxy-war” with our country,”Antonov said. He described the possible delivery of tanks to the Kiev government as “another blatant provocation” against Russia.
“If the United States decides to supply tanks, it will be impossible to justify such step using arguments about “defensive weapons”. This would be another blatant provocation against the Russian Federation. No one should have illusions about who is real aggressor in the current conflict,” the Russian diplomat said.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday citing US officials that the US Administration is inclined to ship a significant number of M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, adding that the announcement of these shipments could be made this week already.
According to the WSJ, this step would become a part of the agreement with Germany, which includes shipment of a small number of Leopard 2 tanks to Kiev by Berlin itself, as well as Germany’s approval of shipment of these German-made tanks by Poland and other countries.
Later in the day, the Politico newspaper reported citing US administration sources that the United States may send at least 30 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine as military aid. Two sources told the paper that an announcement on the subject may be made later this week. The report says the equipment will be purchased from contractors rather than drawn fromexisting US stockpiles.
Fabio is Director and Editor of Gospa News; a Christian Information Journal.
Fabio Giuseppe Carlo Carisio, born on 24/2/1967 in Borgosesia, started working as a reporter when he was only 19 years old in the alpine area of Valsesia, Piedmont, his birth region in Italy. After studying literature and history at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, he became director of the local newspaper Notizia Oggi Vercelli and specialized in judicial reporting.
For about 15 years he is a correspondent from Northern Italy for the Italian newspapers Libero and Il Giornale, also writing important revelations on the Ustica massacre, a report on Freemasonry and organized crime.
With independent investigations, he collaborates with Carabinieri and Guardia di Finanza in important investigations that conclude with the arrest of Camorra entrepreneurs or corrupt politicians.
In July 2018 he found the counter-information web media Gospa News focused on geopolitics, terrorism, Middle East, and military intelligence.
His articles were published on many international media and website as SouthFront, Reseau International, Sputnik Italia, United Nation Association Westminster, Global Research, Kolozeg and more…
His investigations was quoted also by The Gateway Pundit, Tasnim and others
He worked for many years for the magazine Art & Wine as an art critic and curator.