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Germany urged not to drag the country into a conflict when supplying Taurus missiles to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Germany urged not to drag the country into a conflict when supplying Taurus missiles to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

German Finance Minister Christian Lindner said that before supplying Ukraine with long-range Taurus missiles, the German government would need to calculate the consequences for its own defense capability and exclude involvement in a conflict with Russia.

“I have sympathy for the idea of ​​supplying these long-range weapons, but we have precise procedures and arrangements with our allies. We must monitor how the supply will affect our own ability to protect ourselves and the alliance. And last but not least it must be ruled out that Germany itself becomes a participant in the war,” Lindner told.


The main point of contention for Taurus deliveries is the range of these missiles, which is 500 kilometers. Until now, Germany has fundamentally not supplied Kyiv with weapons with similar characteristics. The German expert community discussed whether the missiles could be programmed so that they could not be used to strike Russian territory. According to Spiegel, this is the question that Chancellor Olaf Scholz is now interested in, which is why negotiations are allegedly being held with representatives of the military industry.