US finalizing plans to send approximately 30 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, two US officials say

The Biden administration is finalizing plans to send US-made Abrams tanks to Ukraine. Pictured is an M1 Abrams tank during a multinational exercise at the Hohenfels training area in Germany.

The US is finalizing plans to send approximately 30 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, two US officials familiar with the deliberations told CNN.

The Biden administration announcement to send the US-made tanks could come as early as this week, CNN reported earlier Tuesday. The timing around the actual delivery of the tanks is still unclear and it normally takes several months to train troops to use the tanks effectively, officials said.

CNN's Haley Britzky, Jennifer Hansler, Lauren Kent, Mick Krever, DJ Judd an Sonnet Swire contributed reporting.