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UK persuades Germany to give Taurus missiles to Ukraine – Bloomberg

Mar 1, 2024

The British government has privately called on Germany to provide the government in Kyiv with Taurus long-range missiles.

This was reported by Bloomberg.


The publication's sources say that high-ranking British ministers and officials have repeatedly made it clear to Germany that Ukraine is in dire need of Taurus missiles.

London has offered solutions in response to Berlin's resistance to sending them, including a swap deal under which Britain would supply Kyiv with more of its own Storm Shadow missiles, and Germany would then replenish the UK's stockpile with spare long-range missiles.

Germany needs to stop making excuses, said one British official, speaking on condition of anonymity to avoid discussing private conversations between the countries.

As a reminder, last year, Ukraine called on Germany to start transferring long-range Taurus missiles. This was against the backdrop of the start of deliveries of Storm Shadow/SCALP missiles to Ukraine from the UK and France.

The main obstacle in the Taurus issue for Ukraine was the position of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. He is concerned that such weapons could be used to strike at Russian territory.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 01/03/2024

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