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"One thing remains important to me": Scholz explains his position on Taurus missiles for Ukraine

Olaf Scholz. Source: tagesschau.de

Germany's decision not to supply Ukraine with Taurus cruise missiles is related to the desire to prevent a direct clash between Russia and NATO. They say that when it comes to security in Europe, Berlin should be responsible in matters of war and peace.

This is how Chancellor Olaf Scholz explained his position. His words were quoted by the Märkische Allgemeine.

"This also applies to the Taurus issue. Along with strong support for Ukraine, one thing remains important to me: we will do everything possible to prevent an escalation of the war – in other words, to prevent a war between Russia and NATO," the head of the German government said.

He also emphasized that Germany "will not send its soldiers to Ukraine." In general, with each new supply of weapons, Berlin will "carefully weigh what it means in this context."

"That is why I made this decision about the Taurus," the chancellor said.

At the same time, Germany, according to Scholz, supports Ukraine with weapons and ammunition "more than any other European country."

"We spend more than €28 billion on this alone. More than many other countries combined. And we will continue to do so for as long as it takes," he said.

In mid-March, the majority of members of Germany's ruling coalition expressed support for the transfer of Taurus missiles to Ukraine during a vote in the European Parliament. In particular, 451 deputies voted in favor of the resolution.

As reported by OBOZ.UA, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that Germany is annoyed by questions about the possibility of supplying Taurus to the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Although, according to him, the German authorities have put themselves in this situation.

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