Ukraine has requested long-range missiles from Germany

2023-05-27 15:00:58 | Last Update : 2023-05-27 15:04:52

Ukraine has requested the Taurus cruise missile, an air-launched weapon, from Germany. Germany has not yet said whether it will supply the cruise missile. Kyiv has been seeking Western support for long-range missiles for some time, but Ukraine has been supplied with shorter-range missiles.

Ukraine has requested long-range missiles from Germany
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Ukraine has asked Germany to supply it with the "Taurus" cruise missile, an air-launched weapon with a range of about 500 km, the defense ministry in Berlin said on Saturday.

Germany received the request several days in advance, the Allgemeine Zeitung confirmed. A spokesman for the defense minister declined to provide further details or say whether Germany would supply the missiles to Ukraine.


Britain was the first country to supply Ukraine with the missiles in early May, Reuters reported.

The United States has so far declined to supply Ukraine with the 297-km range Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missiles amid concerns that Ukraine could use them to strike inside Russia's internationally recognized borders.

For months, Ukraine has held bilateral meetings with the heads of state of various countries to seek their support for such weapons. So far, countries have provided Ukraine with shorter-range weapons.


Taurus is built by European missile maker MBDA and has similar features to the British Storm Shadow.

It can be used to hit high-value targets, troops or fuel dumps deep behind the front lines and has the capability to destroy hardened targets such as bunkers buried deep underground.

Source: Reuters

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