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"No circular exchange will help": German opposition calls for direct transfer of Taurus missiles to Ukraine

German MPs call for direct transfer of Taurus missiles to Ukraine

Opposition MPs in Germany have once again called on the government to provide the Ukrainian Defense Forces with long-range Taurus missiles. They believe that these weapons should be provided to Kyiv directly, and not as part of a "ring exchange" of missiles.

According to the deputy head of the CDU/CSU opposition faction in the Bundestag, Johann Wadefuhl, Berlin must "do everything to prevent Ukraine's defeat." His words were quoted by DW on Sunday, March 10.

"This includes the supply of the best weapons systems, and the Taurus is just such a system. No circular exchange can replace it in terms of range, accuracy, and destructive power," he added.

Earlier, the heads of the CDU and its sister party, the CSU, Friedrich Merz and Markus Söder, called for the supply of long-range Taurus missiles to Ukraine.

Earlier, the UK announced that it was considering the possibility of supplying Ukraine with additional Storm Shadow missiles in exchange for Taurus missiles from Germany. London does not share the concerns of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz that the supply of Taurus missiles could escalate the war, so it is proposing a "ring exchange" of missiles as an option.

Earlier, Ukraine said it was ready to agree to the condition of not hitting targets in Russia with Taurus missiles if Berlin gave them to us. The fact that Ukraine strictly fulfills such obligations can be confirmed by countries that have already transferred weapons to the Ukrainian army with similar restrictive conditions.

As reported by OBOZ.UA, Anton Hofreiter, a member of the Bundestag from the Greens, called on Scholz to support the British proposal for the Taurus. He called the proposed "ring exchange" an opportunity to provide Ukraine with long-range weapons.

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