He likened the situation to owning a motorcycle, a boat, and a high-end outdoor sports car at the same time, and trying to keep them running every day in harsh conditions.

In addition, Townsend recalled that the Ukrainian military will have to independently carry out maintenance of equipment while they are under fire.

On January 25, US President Joe Biden confirmed that Washington would transfer 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Kyiv.

According to White House National Security Council strategic communications coordinator John Kirby, it will take “many months” for the transfer of American M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine.