Ukraine Requests Taurus Long-Range Cruise Missiles From Germany

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BERLIN (Sputnik) – Ukraine has made a request to the German government to acquire Swedish-German long-range cruise missiles Taurus KEPD 350 with a range of up to 500 kilometers (310 miles), German newspaper has reported, citing government sources.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky raised the issue of the shipment of German missiles to Ukraine during his meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz earlier in the month, the newspaper said, adding that the German Defense Ministry confirmed that Kiev had requested Taurus from Berlin.

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Earlier in the week, Roderich Kiesewetter, a German lawmaker from the opposition Christian Democratic Union, said that Berlin should abandon “red lines” in its approach to the Ukrainian conflict and provide cruise missiles with over 500km range to Kiev.

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