It was reported that Germany refused to join Britain in delivering long-range air-to-surface missiles to Ukraine.
German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said that his country has no plans to supply Ukraine with Taurus cruise missiles, but it may reconsider providing modern Western combat aircraft.
“Germany will not deliver long-range Taurus cruise missiles to Ukraine at this time,” German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said.
As is known, Ukraine ordered Taurus cruise missiles from Germany to carry out counterattacks against Russian strategic targets.
Kiev says it needs more weapons, including long-range missiles, to defend against Russian attacks and take back the territories it occupies.
Regarding the Taurus missile, it is a high-precision precision missile with a range of 500 km capable of destroying underground facilities, including concrete bunkers.
The missile is equipped with stealth characteristics that allow it to avoid detection by radars before it reaches its target.
The Taurus is developed and manufactured by TAURUS Systems GmbH, a joint venture between MBDA Deutschland GmbH and Saab Dynamics AB.