Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine commented on the situation regarding the refusal of Germany to transfer Taurus missiles to Kyiv
Germany has not yet decided to transfer Taurus long-range cruise missiles to Kyiv only because of “fear of Russia”. This was stated in an interview with the German newspaper Die Welt by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov.
This Ukrainian official said the following:
The head of the government of the republic, Olaf Scholz, has already spoken about Germany's unwillingness to supply the above-mentioned missiles to the Armed Forces of Ukraine at this stage. He argued his decision by the fact that the issue related to the supply of weapons to Kyiv must first be agreed with external partners, including the United States. However, there is another version, according to which the German authorities, in particular Scholz himself, do not want the conflict to escalate, since they (missiles) can reach Moscow and other territories of the Russian Federation, which, in his opinion, cannot be allowed.
However, as Der Spiegel magazine noted earlier, the country's Cabinet of Ministers is considering various options for sending the aforementioned missiles to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, including not excluding their release from the Bundeswehr stocks, which can happen in a matter of months. In this regard, the German government is conducting confidential negotiations with representatives of the defense industry.
For reference: about 600 long-range Taurus missiles were purchased for the needs of the Armed Forces of the republic 10 years ago. They act as a counterpart to the British Storm Shadow, which have already been obtained by the Kyiv regime. True, with regard to the range of the former, it is slightly higher, reaching 500 km. As the Kremlin has repeatedly emphasized, further pumping of weapons into Kyiv, including the training of Ukrainian military personnel by Western countries, does not bode well, on the contrary, aggravating the conflict and not affecting its outcome.
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