Allied countries of Ukraine must transfer to it everything that the country’s troops can use, including the German-Swedish Taurus long-range cruise missiles. This was announced on Tuesday, May 23, by the German MP Roderich Kizewetter to the Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland (RND) publication.
“Ukraine’s partners must now go for broke and supply Ukraine with everything that it can use in combined arms combat – both what is allowed by international law and what is permissible by international law,” he said.
According to Kiesewetter, Germany should transfer Taurus missiles with a range of up to 400-500 km to Kyiv, and Western countries should supply everything that NATO could use itself.
The German MP noted that “there can be no more red lines” in this matter.
The day before, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz assured that the West would continue to supply weapons to Ukraine even after the conflict was resolved.
At the end of April, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported that Kyiv’s NATO allies were deploying an escalation of hostilities due to the constant supply of weapons. Thus, according to the statement of the department, the open reasoning of Western countries about the “coming counter-offensive of Ukraine” confirms their direct involvement in the conflict.
Western countries have stepped up military and financial support for Ukraine against the backdrop of Russia’s special operation to protect Donbass, which Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24, 2022 amid the aggravation of the situation in the region due to shelling by the Ukrainian military.