MOSCOW, January 26. /TASS/. The more aid Ukraine receives from the West, the bigger the special operation will become, head of the Russian delegation to the Vienna talks on military security and arms control Konstantin Gavrilov said on Thursday.
"The more aid to Ukraine increases, the more the special military operation expands," the envoy told the Rossiya-24 TV channel.
On January 6, Washington announced another package of military aid to Kiev, worth over $3 bln, which included Bradley infantry fighting vehicles and self-propelled howitzers. On Wednesday, the US authorities announced plans to provide 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Kiev. The German government, in turn, confirmed that it would send 14 Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine and would also give re-export permission to other countries. The defense ministries of Norway and Slovakia also announced their intention to send tanks to Ukraine. Earlier, the British, French and Polish authorities decided to give tanks to Kiev.