Scholz Denies Accusations of Hesitation to Supply Ukraine with Taurus Cruise Missiles

Sunday, 13 August 2023

Olaf Scholz, chancellor of Germany, has not made a decision concerning supplying Ukraine with German cruise missiles Taurus.

"Like previously, we will always check each decision very thoroughly, assess what is working, what makes sense, what contribution we can make," German media outlet Tagesschau cites Scholz.

The Chancellor remarked that this also concerns the supply of the Taurus missiles.

Scholz confirmed that technical restriction of the range of the missiles is being considered but he does not want to be rushed with a decision on this matter.

Scholz denied accusations of indecisiveness.

He stated that the majority of citizens consider it right that not every demand to supply armament is approved right away.

Earlier, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba once again spoke out in favour of supply of cruise missiles

The German government stated that preparations for delivering Taurus cruise missiles to Ukraine are not currently underway.

The German government is considering the possibility of supplying Ukraine with long-range Taurus cruise missiles from the Bundeswehr stockpile in the coming months.

Spiegel with reference to its sources reported that classified talks with representatives of the defence industry are currently underway, as Chancellor Olaf Scholz wants to make technical modifications to the missiles to prevent Kyiv from striking Russian territory other than Russian-occupied Crimea.

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