Great Britain offered Germany a way out of the situation related to Berlin's reluctance to transfer its Taurus long-range cruise missiles to Ukraine.
The newspaper learned about it Handelsblatt“European Truth” reports.
According to the publication, which cited “diplomats and government officials,” the plan is for Germany to hand over its Taurus to Britain in exchange for additional long-range Storm Shadow missiles to Ukraine.
The proposal is said to have been sent to Berlin by London a few weeks ago, but no further results in this direction have been reported.
The German chancellor declined to comment on the report.
The acquisition of Taurus missiles with a range of up to 500 kilometers has been seriously discussed since the summer of last year. Mass media reported that Berlin did not want to take such a step, fearing that it would be aggravated by its missile attacks on the Russian Federation and the Crimean bridge infrastructure.
Former Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Ivan Gavrilyuk saidUkraine's acquisition of long-range German Taurus missiles will not radically change the situation on the battlefield, but will greatly expand the capabilities of the Ukrainian military.
The German government pointed out earlier in the year Not yet ready to deliver Ukraine This weapon
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