Biden will send 31 Abrams tanks worth $400million to Ukraine



Biden speaks from the White House Wednesday on 'continued support' 

It follows Germany's announcement of its plan to send 14 Leopard 2 tanks 

US officials say German Leopard 2 tanks are better suited to local conditions 

The Biden administration is sending an entire battalion of 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, yielding to President Volodymyr Zelensky's push for heavy armor to counter Russia's invasion.

President Joe Biden announced the latest tranche of lethal military aide at the White House, after a complicated diplomatic dance that has seen Germany announce its own decision to send 14 tanks to Kiev, with more on the way. 

The US is providing 500 armored vehicles as part of the package.