The German authorities have not yet decided to provide the Ukrainian military with long-range Taurus missiles with a range of up to 500 kilometers.
According to RBC-Ukraine, German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said this in an interview with Bild.
The official reminded that Germany has already provided Ukraine with Leopard battle tanks and modern IRIS-T air defense systems. At the same time, the country ranks second in the world in terms of military support for Ukraine.
"It is the duty of the entire German government to weigh each arms delivery very carefully. There are many political, legal, military, and technical aspects to consider. It is not easy. The German government has not yet decided whether to send the Taurus cruise missiles," Pistorius said.
According to him, the German authorities are currently negotiating with Ukraine on the conditions for using Taurus, including strikes only on Ukrainian territory and deployment of missiles, which may require the assistance of the Bundeswehr.
Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 19/09/2023