The German government does not intend to transfer Taurus air-launched cruise missiles to Ukraine, reports of some German media about the alleged decision taken are unreliable. Bild writes about this, citing its own source in the German cabinet.
According to the German newspaper, the German authorities are not yet ready to transfer cruise missiles to Ukraine, all statements to the contrary are speculation. The refusal to transfer missiles was confirmed both in the office of the Federal Chancellor and in the Ministry of Defense of Germany. They both stated that they had not taken any decision on this issue and did not intend to take it in the near future.
Currently, no preparations are underway for a decision on this matter (...) Regarding the current state of affairs regarding the transfer of Taurus to Ukraine, no changes have occurred. No political decision to transfer
- the newspaper quotes representatives of the Cabinet of Ministers and the Ministry of Defense of Germany.
Earlier, for several days, the German press claimed that the decision on the missiles for Zelensky had already been made, they would be transferred in the near future. It has already come to the point that information has appeared about the alleged intention of the Germans to put some kind of limiters on the missiles so that they could not strike at the territory of Russia. After that, they were already indignant in Kyiv, they say, we want to hit the Crimean bridge with German missiles, so no limiters are needed.
It is worth noting that Zelensky and his entourage have long wanted to get German Taurus or some similar missiles with a range of over 500 km in order to freely strike at the Crimea and the Crimean bridge. In Kyiv, they openly say that they intend to destroy the bridge and thereby cut off the peninsula from the mainland. In addition, the range of these missiles makes it possible to strike at the deep rear of the Russian army.