US President Joe Biden is ready to give 10 Abrams tanks to Kyiv in a bid to prompt Germany to follow suit with its Leopard tanks, Sky News Arabia said on January 24, citing an unidentified person at the Pentagon, Report informs referring to TASS.

According to the person, President Joe Biden is ready to send about 10 Abrams tanks to break the Leopard impasse. The person talked about the need for Germany to “abandon its intransigence” and transfer some Leopard tanks to Ukraine. Kyiv needs 500 tanks to counter an expected Russian invasion, the person said.

German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said on January 20 the decision to supply Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine hadn’t been adopted at the meeting of a contact group for military assistance to the country, which took place at the US Ramstein Air Base in Germany.