Scholz: We don't send Taurus missiles to Ukraine because they can hit Moscow

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, in a meeting with Dresden residents on February 29, presented a new argument for not sending long-range Taurus missiles to Ukraine.

Scholz has said that Taurus, a missile with a maximum range of 500 kilometers, is a weapon that, if used improperly, can hit a specific target somewhere in Moscow.

"That's why I'm speaking quite diplomatically, others too," he added.

The German chancellor stressed that, if Germany were to hand over the Taurus, it would have to be directly involved in the launch of the missile, and that he thinks this is impossible.

Earlier this week, Scholz said he was strongly against supplying Ukraine with Taurus missiles, citing the risk of bringing Germany into the conflict.

Ukraine has repeatedly sought stronger weaponry from the West, which has been reluctant because it could escalate the war.