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Germany does not want to supply Ukraine with Taurus cruise missiles

Jun 26, 2023

Germany is still unwilling to supply Taurus cruise missiles to Ukraine, as Kyiv had previously sent an official request to Berlin.

Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said this on Monday during his visit to Lithuania, Bild reports.

"Regarding long-range weapons, I want to make it clear once again that our position remains cautious, as does the position of our American partners," Pistorius said.


"At the moment, there are no changes in our assessment," the German minister added.

In late May, Ukraine asked the German government to supply Taurus cruise missiles with a range of up to 500 kilometers.

One of the reasons for the German government's skepticism is that these weapons could be fired at Russian territory. However, Ukraine assures that it will not fire on Russian territory with weapons from its Western allies.

Author - Olena Madiak, 26/06/2023

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