Russian President Vladimir Putin mentioned on March 25 that his nation deliberate to modernize 1,600 tanks accessible in its inventory over the subsequent three years, in addition to ramp up tank manufacturing, Russian state media reported.
Putin’s March 25 declare throughout an interview with a Kremlin-controlled TV channel seems to be a risk in opposition to Ukraine and Western nations, which the Russian chief claims plan to ship 420-440 tanks to Kyiv.
Neither the West nor Ukraine revealed the precise variety of superior tanks Kyiv is about to obtain within the nearest months.
Russia has lengthy threatened Western nations in opposition to offering Ukraine with tanks, claiming they’d “remorse” making such a choice.
Putin didn’t point out the place the finance of his nation’s bold plan to modernize over 1,600 tanks would come from.
In line with the Normal Employees of Ukraine’s Armed Forces, Russia has lost 5,483 tanks and gasoline automobiles for the reason that starting of its full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022.