Modern main battle tanks, which the NATO coalition will send to Ukraine, will allow the Armed Forces of Ukraine to defeat Russian troops and liberate Ukrainian territory.
Analysts note that the supply will allow to strengthen mechanized combat operations.
“Providing main battle tanks to Ukraine by Western countries will help Ukraine conduct mechanized combat operations to defeat the Russian military and liberate Ukrainian territory,” the report says.
ISW previously believed that the West had contributed to Ukraine’s failure to take advantage of Russian forces being tied up in Bakhmut by slowly deploying or withholding weapons systems and supplies needed for large-scale counteroffensive operations.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhnyi previously emphasized in December 2022 that Ukraine needs 300 main battle tanks to support Ukrainian counteroffensives.