The Taurus Missile Dilemma: Why Germany Hesitates to Arm Ukraine

Because ….Taurus is special

Shankar Narayan

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A missile (representative image — Licensed)

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz ruled out delivery of the long range missile Taurus to Ukraine “for now,” Politico reported yesterday. When reporters asked him why he refuses to send the cruise missiles to Ukraine, the Chancellor told them that the decision will be taken after “careful consideration.

“After all, when a war lasts so long, these considerations can’t stop at once,” Scholz said during a press conference on the sidelines of the European Political Community summit in Granada, Spain, adding that his government “must always take into account what the constitution requires of us and what our options for action are.”

“This includes in particular the fact that we must of course ensure that there is no escalation of the war and that Germany does not become part of the conflict. It is also my task as chancellor to ensure that.”

Well, it’s evident that the Chancellor is avoiding the question. The reporter sought to understand why he’s withholding the missiles, but his response touched on everything else except that.

Ukraine has persistently requested long-range missiles from its allies for an extended period. While the United Kingdom and France have already supplied Ukraine with Storm…

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Shankar Narayan

He didn't care what he had or what he had left, he cared only about what he must do.