US sends heavy armour to Baltic states to 'deter' Russia

US has delivered Abrams tanks to the three Baltic states, which joined NATO in 2004 (AFP Photo/Liu Jin)

It appears that America isn’t backing off of helping Ukraine against Russia as reports indicate that the United States on Monday delivered more than 100 pieces of military equipment to vulnerable NATO-allied Baltic states in a move designed to provide them with the ability to deter potential Russian threats. According to the reports the deliveries are intended to “demonstrate resolve to President (Vladimir) Putin and Russia that collectively we can come together,” US Major General John R. O’Connor told AFP as he oversaw the delivery of the equipment in the port of Riga. The delivery included Abrams tanks, Bradley fighting vehicles, Scout Humvees as well as support equipment and O’Connor said the armour would stay “for as long as required to deter Russian aggression”.  FULL REPORT