The video clip – which had also been shared by a Latvian news outlet – featured an array of tanks, armored personnel carriers (APCs) and military trucks at the northern Polish port of Gdynia. According to the Latvian outlet, the military vehicles belonged to the U.S. Army's 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team. The said vehicles were at the port "in preparation for redeployment to the continental U.S." after serving in Operation Atlantic Resolve" on Feb. 22.
Operation Atlantic Resolve, which has been carried out by Washington since 2014, seeks to bolster American presence in Europe. About 700 combat vehicles, including M1 Abrams tanks – the U.S.' main battle tank – were deployed to Poland in December 2022.
Neither the White House nor the U.S. Department of Defense has commented on the footage. However, some media outlets from Poland and Ukraine insinuated that these military vehicles could be redeployed – this time in the Ukrainian war zone.
In January of this year, the U.S. said it would send 31 M1 Abrams tanks and eight M88 recovery vehicles to Ukraine. However, it noted that the delivery of these 39 military vehicles would take considerable time. Poland and Germany also pledged to provide a number of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.