Former President Donald Trump warned Thursday that “nukes” could come in the wake of decisions from Western countries to send long-sought tanks to Ukraine amid its ongoing war against Russia.
A Truth Social post from Trump on Thursday appeared to react to the recent wave of announcements on Western tank deliveries.
President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that the U.S. would send 31 M1A1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, the equivalent of one Ukrainian battalion. Biden described the Abrams as the “most capable tanks in the world,” and said that the U.S.
Defense Lloyd J. Austin III recommended providing them to “enhance Ukraine’s capacity to defend its territory and achieve its strategic objectives.”
Biden’s announcement came shortly after German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced Wednesday that Germany would provide 14 Leopard 2 A6 tanks to Ukraine, and other countries in possession of the German-made tanks would be permitted to send them to Ukraine.
Poland, which had been seeking to provide Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, officially requested Germany’s consent on Tuesday.