In reversal, US poised to approve Abrams tanks for Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the U.S. is poised to approve sending M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, as international reluctance toward sending tanks to the battlefront against the Russians appeared to begin eroding. U.S. officials say a decision could come as soon as Wednesday, though it could take months or years for the tanks to be delivered. It was unclear if the decision to send Abrams was part of a broader coalition agreement as Poland on Tuesday formally requested permission from Germany to send Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine. Officials said the tanks could be bought under an upcoming Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative package, which provides longer-range funding for weapons and equipment to be purchased from commercial vendors