Biden says U.S. tanks for Ukraine are “not an offensive threat” to Russia

President Biden announced in an about-face Wednesday that the U.S. is sending 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine in an effort to help shift the battlefield against Russian invaders.
 
Speaking from the White House, Mr. Biden said the tanks are “not an offensive threat” to Russia, but rather about helping Ukraine “defend its sovereignty.”
 
“That’s what this is about — helping Ukraine defend and protect Ukrainian land. It’s not an offensive threat to Russia. There is no offensive threat,” the president said.

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