Ukraine is expected to retrieve its new tanks from these NATO countries rather than wait for a direct delivery.
This is because of concerns over provoking Russia who could strike a convoy of weapons.
A Kremlin spokesman today said all the allied tanks would “burn like all the rest”.
After weeks of reluctance, Joe Biden is set to announce the delivery of Abrams tanks to Ukraine at 5pm.
Yesterday, the Pentagon refused to confirm the decision but said the US was “continuing to have discussions about what are the medium- and long-term defence requirements”.